MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water today announced that 10 students across Pennsylvania have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships through its Stream of Learning scholarship program. Now in the program’s 10th year, Pennsylvania American Water offers scholarships to support outstanding students from its service areas who are charting a course of study critical to the water and wastewater industry.
A panel of judges selected the winners from more than approximately 50 scholarship applicants, evaluating them on criteria including academic achievement, community service, career aspirations in the water and wastewater industry and letters of recommendation.
“We are proud to reward these accomplished and ambitious students with our Stream of Learning Scholarships, and we hope they each can build successful careers in the industry while becoming our commonwealth’s next generation of environmental leaders,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Jeffrey McIntyre.
Pennsylvania American Water awarded its 2019 Stream of Learning Scholarships to:
- Katherine Bowser of Lincoln High School (Lawrence County)
- Ian Chaudhari of Peters Township High School (Washington County)
- Hannah Chop of Canon-McMillan High School (Washington County)
- Brandon Feltman of Milton Area Senior High School (Northumberland County)
- Makayla Gallegos of Lewisburg Area High School (Union County)
- Addison George of Shenango High School (Lawrence County)
- Kevin Grodzki of Wyoming Valley West High School (Luzerne County)
- Henry Mongrain of Canon-McMillan High School (Washington County)
- Joseph Power of Spring-Ford Area High School (Montgomery County)
- Gabriella Spadafora of Indiana Area Senior High School (Indiana County)
“The water and wastewater industry desperately needs to continue attracting extraordinary young people to the field to keep up with the growing demands of building and maintaining critical infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing new technologies to operate efficiently and keep up with increasingly stringent regulations,” McIntyre continued. “We are pleased to help some of our best and brightest local students with their first years of college, and we hope they will think of us again in their future professions.”
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.