Pennsylvania American Water announced this week 10 high school seniors throughout Pennsylvania have been selected to receive Stream of Learning Scholarships, with each student earning a $2,000 scholarship.
2011 Stream of Learning Scholarships were awarded to: Sierra Davis of Indiana Area High School, Rachel Clark of Thomas Jefferson High School, Sarah Haralam of Canon-McMillan High School, Nathan McCormick of Upper St. Clair High School, Elizabeth Metzler of Bethel Park High School, Robert Moodispaugh of Peters Township High School, Victoria Schneider and Katherine Welsh of Seton-LaSalle High School and Rachel Couch and Wasiullah Mohamed of East Pennsboro Area High School.
“This year’s Stream of Learning Scholarship recipients are each outstanding students who are pursuing studies that are essential to the future of our industry,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Kathy L. Pape. “These young people are not only extraordinary academic students, but they’ve also demonstrated a real commitment to environment stewardship and service to their communities.”
The company inaugurated the scholarship program last year to support outstanding students who are charting a course of study that is critical to the water and wastewater industry.
A panel of judges selected the winners from more than 100 scholarship applications, which were evaluated on such criteria as academic achievement, letters of recommendation, community service and interest in future careers in the water and wastewater industry.
In 2011, American Water is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a yearlong campaign to promote water efficiency and the importance of protecting water from source to tap.