Support for outstanding students entering fields vital to water,
HERSHEY, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
Students must plan to attend a two- or four-year college or
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
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