MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water announced today that applications are being accepted for its 2020 Stream of Learning Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who are planning to pursue careers in the water and wastewater industry. The program is designed to support outstanding students living in Pennsylvania American Water’s service territories who are charting a course of study in specific fields, from engineering to environmental science.
The company will award scholarships of $1,000 each to 10 students. Applicants must:
- Be high school seniors
- Live in a household that is served by Pennsylvania American Water (but may attend college outside of our service area)
- Plan to attend a two- or four-year college or technical school
- Plan to study environmental science, biology, engineering or chemistry
“We take important steps today so that we can continue to provide quality service for generations to come,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. “One way we do this is by offering scholarship assistance to help attract talented young people to the water and wastewater industry for the long-term benefit of our customers, our communities and the environment.”
To further promote this program, Pennsylvania American Water mailed scholarship brochures and applications to more than 120 high school guidance counselors throughout its service territory. Applications can also be downloaded from the company’s website. All applications must be postmarked by April 3, 2020. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and will receive their awards in May. Family members of Pennsylvania American Water employees are not eligible to participate.
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 an estimated 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.