NGWA awards $20,000 in scholarships to 10 students

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio, April 15, 2013 -- The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation recently awarded $20,000 from its Len Assante Scholarship Fund to 10 students.

Each of the scholarship recipients are entering a field of study that serves, supports, or promotes the groundwater professions.

Joshua Olson of Amery, Wis., received the Past President's Award -- the top scholarship presented to the most qualified of the applicants. Olson is studying hydrogeology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Clayton Reichart of Hanover, Pa., received the Ora Lyons Award named in honor of a former distinguished National Ground Water Association member. Reichart, who plans to study hydrogeology, has yet to decide on a university or college.

The other scholarship recipients, their areas of study, and schools, are:

  • Amy Allbritton of Oologah, Oklahoma, geology, Western State Colorado University
  • Alexandra Iezzi of North Haven, Connecticut, hydrogeology, Connecticut College
  • Natasha Krell of Northampton, Massachusetts, geology and hydrogeology, Smith College
  • Brennan PetersonWood of Jamestown, California, environmental sciences, Colorado College
  • Ryan Sullivan of Forked River, New Jersey, geology, University of Rhode Island
  • Kevin Townsley of Boise, Idaho, geology and hydrogeology, University of Idaho
  • Matthew Shroll of Boise, Idaho, hydrogeology, Boise State University
  • Lindsey Yazbek of Kyle, Texas, environmental sciences, Trinity University.

The scholarship awards have been made for more than 30 years.


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