(WESTERVILLE, OH — April 9, 2013) The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation recently awarded $20,000 from its Len Assante Scholarship Fund to 10 students.
Each of the scholarship recipients are entering a field of study that serves, supports, or promotes the groundwater professions.
Joshua Olson of Amery, Wisconsin, received the Past President’s Award — the top scholarship presented to the most qualified of the applicants. Olson is studying hydrogeology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Clayton Reichart of Hanover, Pennsylvania, received the Ora Lyons Award named in honor of a former distinguished National Ground Water Association member. Reichart, who plans to study hydrogeology, has yet to decide on a university or college.
The other scholarship recipients, their areas of study, and schools, are:
The scholarship awards have been made for more than 30 years. Read more about the Len Assante Scholarship Fund.
NGWREF, founded in 1994 as an IRS-approved public charity, is operated by the National Ground Water Association as a 501(c)(3) public foundation focused on conducting educational, research, and other charitable activities related to a broader public understanding of groundwater.
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.
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