Pennsylvania American Water Kicks off Stream of Learning Scholarship Program - RedChip.com

Pennsylvania American Water Kicks off Stream of Learning Scholarship Program

Jan. 13, 2016 10:15 am


Support for outstanding students entering fields vital to water, wastewater industry

Pennsylvania American Water today announced that applications are being accepted for its 2016 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, ranging from engineering to environmental science, which are crucial to the water and wastewater business.

The company will award scholarships of $2,000 each to 10 students who are selected through the program’s application process. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

       

Students must currently live in one of Pennsylvania American Water’s service areas. (Students can attend college outside of the company’s service territory.)

Students must plan to attend a two- or four-year college or technical school.

Students must plan to study environmental science, engineering, biology or chemistry.
 

“Now in its seventh year, our Stream of Learning Scholarship Program is helping attract extremely bright, dedicated students who have much to offer for our industry’s future,” said Kathy L. Pape, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “We believe it’s important to inspire and support talented young people who share our commitment to maintaining public health, protecting the environment and promoting economic development.”

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.

This month, the company is sending scholarship brochures and applications to high school guidance counselors throughout its service territory. Applications can also be downloaded from the company’s website at www.pennsylvaniaamwater.com and must be postmarked by March 21, 2016.

Pennsylvania American Water is the largest water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.2 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

Pennsylvania American Water
Josephine Posti
T: 724.743.3103
M: 412.667.1479
josephine.posti@amwater.com

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January 13, 2016 - 10:15 AM EST


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