The KBE Foundation Awards $18,000 in Scholarships to 18 Connecticut Technical High School Graduates and College Students

For the 9th year, the KBE Foundation handed out $18,000 in scholarships to 16 graduating technical high school seniors and two Central Connecticut State University students pursuing construction industry careers. We hosted a special awards night on May 16, 2024, at Farmington Gardens in Farmington, CT for the scholarship winners and their families.

In all, the Foundation has awarded a total of $150,000 to 137 students since launching the program in 2015.

While most scholarships are typically earmarked for college tuition, the KBE Foundation’s Construction Career Scholarships can – uniquely – also be used to pay for the costs of post-high school education programs, certifications, and tools needed in the pursuit of a construction career. These programs include training programs in carpentry, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing trades, certification classes for state licensure, as well as 2- and 4-year degree programs in construction management.

Guest speakers at the May 16 scholarship awards event included Robert G. Dunn, Esq., vice president of KBE Building Corporation and chair of the KBE Foundation; Marcie Addy, director of education for the Construction Education Center in Plainville, and Henri Martin, Connecticut Senate Republication Leader Pro Tempore, 31st Senatorial District.