Congratulations to Natalia Smiarowski of New Britain, the 2021 Viking Construction Education Scholarship award recipient. Ms. Smiarowski, who plans to study architecture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, graduated third in her class and has earned high honors every semester in high school. She is active in many academic and community organizations including the Polish Guiding and Scouting Association and the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. She plans to pursue a Master of Architecture and become a licensed architect.
Viking created this scholarship in 2012 to support the general community and, as much as possible, those pursuing construction-related careers. To date, the company has committed $40,000 to students. Natalie will receive $1,000 per year each year she remains in the program (up to $4,000 total). Viking presented the scholarship to Natalia virtually, as pictured here, because of COVID restrictions.
Applicants need to complete an in-depth submission and essay, along with an in-person interview to be considered for the award, and they must maintain a 2.7 grade point average minimum to continue to receive the award.
We annually invite any graduating high school senior or college student who has declared a major relating to the construction industry to apply for the Viking Construction Education Scholarship. Applications for the 2022 award will be available on the website in the spring.