Pennsylvania American Water kicks off scholarship program
Outstanding high school seniors pursuing water, wastewater careers are eligible for awards.
HERSHEY, PA, JANUARY 26, 2017 -- Pennsylvania American Water has announced that applications are being accepted for its 2017 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.
The company will award scholarships of $1,000 each to 10 students who are selected through the program's application process. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Students must currently live in Pennsylvania American Water service area. (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, and must plan to study environmental science, engineering, biology or chemistry.
Students must be high school seniors. (Current college students are not eligible.)
"In the eight years since we launched the program, we have seen how our Stream of Learning Scholarships have attracted many bright, dedicated students into our industry," said President Kathy L. Pape of Pennsylvania American Water. "We believe in supporting talented young people who have so much to offer and who share our commitment to environmental stewardship and protecting public health."
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 24, 2017.
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.3 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.