Veolia and the National Associations of Water Companies award eight $3,000 scholarships to local high school seniors

May 27, 2022

Veolia and the National Associations of Water Companies award eight $3,000 scholarships to local high school seniors

 

WEST NYACK, May 27, 2022 — Veolia and the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) have announced the recipients of eight $3,000 scholarships to students in Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, and Tioga counties designed to assist high school seniors pursue degrees related to the water industry. 

 

“We know that it’s critically important to support bright, hard-working young people who will serve as the future leaders of the water industry,” said Chris Graziano, vice president and general manager of Veolia operations in New York. 

Since the scholarship program’s inception 12 years ago, the program has given away more than $165,000 to deserving students in Veolia’s service area. 

 

“This program helps students gain the resources they need to pursue higher education in STEM-related fields. We wish them well as they begin this exciting next step in their academic careers,” said Graziano

The scholarships were awarded to the following students:

Rockland County

Rylie Berwanger, a senior at Suffern High School, will be attending Colgate University with a major in Geology next fall. 

John Cahill, a senior at North Rockland High School, will be attending University of Delaware next fall and will major in Engineering.

Quinn Connor, a senior at Nyack High School, will be attending the University of Virginia with a Computer Science/Math major.  

Bailey Rose, a senior at North Rockland High School, will be attending the University of Maryland with a Pre-law major and a focus on Environmental Law.

Westchester County

Charles Linder, a senior at Hastings High School, will be attending Duke University next fall with a major in Civil Engineering. 

Nick Rosenstadt, a senior at Rye High School, will be attending Northwestern University and will major in Environmental Science or Biology. 

Putnam County

Sofia Harrison, a senior at Carmel High School, will be attending the University of New Hampshire with a major in Chemical and Environmental engineering next fall.

Tioga County

Audra McFarland, a senior at Owego Free Academy, will be attending Union College with a major in Engineering.

The judges for this year’s scholarship were Ann Barry, Board Member, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland, Don Franchino, Councilman, Town of Clarkstown, and Kevin Watsey, Communications Manager, Veolia. 

Veolia serves about 500,000 people in Rockland, Westchester, Orange, Tioga, and Putnam counties.

 
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