Pennsylvania American Water today announced the kick-off its 2010-2011 Stream of Learning Scholarship Program to provide college scholarship assistance to students living in Pennsylvania American Water’s service areas. The program is designed to support outstanding students who are charting a course of study in specific fields that are crucial to the water and wastewater industry, from engineering to environmental science.
“The Stream of Learning Scholarship Program enables us to support bright and committed students who are interested in pursuing a career in the water and wastewater industry,” said Kathy L. Pape, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “We are looking to attract talented young people to the industry who will share our commitment to maintaining public health, protecting the environment and promoting economic development.”
The company will award ten $2,000 scholarships to students throughout Pennsylvania. Applicants must meet the following criteria and will be selected through an application process:
- 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, environmental engineering, biology or chemistry.
The company recently mailed scholarship brochures and applications to high school guidance counselors throughout its service territory. Applications can be downloaded from the company’s Web site at www.pennsylvaniaamwater.com and must be postmarked by February 11, 2011.
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.
Pennsylvania American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned 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 investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 16 million people in 35 states, as well as Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.