Engineering announces second cohort of Kiewit Scholars

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Engineering announces second cohort of Kiewit Scholars

College of Engineering Dean Lance Pérez signs his name to the final beam alongside Chancellor Ronnie Green and other dignitaries at the Kiewit Hall topping off ceremony Aug. 31.
Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing
College of Engineering Dean Lance Pérez signs his name to the final beam alongside Chancellor Ronnie Green and other dignitaries at the Kiewit Hall topping off ceremony Aug. 31.

Ten first-year students have been chosen for the second cohort of the Kiewit Scholars Program in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Engineering. More than 170 applications were received for the 2022-23 cohort.

The Kiewit Scholars Program invests in students with exceptional leadership potential to develop complete engineers who are ready and eager to solve problems of global significance. Through a curated four-year program paired with a Big Ten degree, students will gain the skills and knowledge they need to become world-class engineers and leaders.

The program is funded and developed in partnership with Peter Kiewit and Sons, one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations, headquartered in Omaha.

Students selected for the 2022-23 cohort, listed by hometown, are:

Nebraska

  • Ashland: Bradyn Koegel
  • Columbus: Nick Ehlers
  • Fremont: Miriam Huss
  • Lincoln: Adam Algahimi
  • Omaha: Tahj Hollingsworth
  • Papillion: Caden Nelsen
  • Sutherland: Maverick Naughtin

Elsewhere in the U.S.

  • Chicago, Illinois: Meghan Murphy
  • Maple Grove, Minnesota: Julia Graves
  • San Antonio, Texas: Antonia Riquelme

The Kiewit Scholars will experience exclusive courses focused on leadership development, special group activities, unique travel opportunities, unparalleled exposure to industry, and mentorship from professional leaders.

Kiewit Scholars receive a full-tuition, four-year scholarship and book stipend for up to $750 per semester at the university bookstore, one year of room and board, and a study-abroad stipend of up to $2,500. Additional benefits include two all-expenses-paid, immersive learning trips and a specially crafted internship at Kiewit.

The employee-owned Kiewit Corporation began in 1884 and now operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in such markets as transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining, employing more than 20,000 staff and craft employees.

Read more about each student in the Kiewit Scholars 2022-23 cohort.

Learn more about the Kiewit Scholars Program.

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