Senior Karilin Yiu has been awarded the National Academy of Construction's (NAC) first-ever academic scholarship. The scholarship recognizes undergraduate and graduate students wishing to pursue a career in the construction industry by providing two $5,000 and one $2,000 award.
NAC received 22 nominations for this year's scholarship, all of whom were deemed highly qualified. “Once we began receiving the nomination packages, it became obvious our job in reaching a final decision was going to be tough,” said Edd Gibson, Scholarship Committee chair. “As a professor and someone involved in the academic world on a daily basis, I can honestly say the candidates were all superb. Awarding scholarships showcases NAC’s commitment to future leaders in our industry. I think we’re off to a great start in helping these first three scholarship students achieve their goals and dreams.”
Yiu is a senior, studying civil engineering with an emphasis in construction engineering and management. She leads multiple groups on campus, including the Virtual Design and Construction student competition team and UC Berkeley Sustainable Solutions competition team. She has interned for Arup and BKF Engineers, and worked for Webcor on the San Francisco Airport new Terminal 1 Boarding Area B. Yiu hopes to earn a Masters in Engineering Project Management.
Well done to Karilin on this much-deserved honor!