|[January 15, 2014]
Pennsylvania American Water Kicks off 2014 Stream of Learning Scholarship Program
HERSHEY, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
Pennsylvania American Water today announced that applications are being
accepted for its 2014 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 technical
Students must plan to study environmental science, environmental
engineering, biology or chemistry.
"Previous winners of our Stream of Learning Scholarships have
been extremely bright, dedicated students who have much to offer for our
industry's future," said Kathy L. Pape, president of Pennsylvania
American Water. "Through this program, we're looking to attract and
encourage talented young people who share our commitment to maintaining
public health, protecting the environment and promoting economic
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 14, 2014.
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 2.2 million
people. 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 6,700 dedicated
professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related
services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states and
parts of Canada.
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