PA American Water kicks off sixth annual 'Stream of Learning' Scholarship Program

Pennsylvania American Water has announced that applications are being accepted for its 2015 Stream of Learning Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to high school seniors planning to pursue careers in the water and wastewater industry.

HERSHEY, PA, Jan. 14, 2015 -- Today, Pennsylvania American Water (PAW) -- a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation's largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company -- announced that applications are being accepted for its 2015 Stream of Learning Scholarship Program, an endeavor that provides financial assistance to high school seniors planning to pursue careers in the water and wastewater industry.

Launched in 2009 (see "PAW launches scholarship program"), the Stream of Learning project is designed to support outstanding students living in PAW's service territories who are planning a course of study in specific fields, ranging from engineering to environmental science, which are crucial to the water and wastewater businesses. 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 PAW'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 sixth 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, PAW president. "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, 2015. Family members of PAW 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 16, 2015.

See also:

"PA water treatment plant earns prestigious Presidents Award for water quality"

"PA American Water grows water footprint with new acquisitions"


About American Water

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 40 states as well as parts of Canada. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.

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