Four high school seniors have been awarded study opportunities under the National Summer Transportation Institute Program.
They will be heading to Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia to study for 3-4 weeks.
The aim of the NSTI program is to get students interested in careers relating to transportation.
The Department of Public Works receives funding from the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration through the Hawaii Department of Public Works , to send local students to US universities for this training opportunity.
This year there were 52 applicants. They had to fill out forms, explain how the program would benefit them and further their career interest, and go through an interview.
The top four scorers were announced on the Samoa Sunrise Show this morning by Uaealesi Doris Faumuina Sipelii, Civil Engineer at the Department of Public Works.