NGWA Foundation for Groundwater Awards $14,000 to Seven Students

May 15, 2018

Len Assante Scholarship Fund Has Provided More than $170,000 to 115 Students Since its Inception


(WESTERVILLE, Ohio — May 15, 2018) — The NGWA Foundation today announced it recently awarded $14,000 to seven students through the Len Assante Scholarship fund.

Len Assante Scholarships are awarded to full-time students enrolled in a post-secondary program in groundwater-related fields. An independent panel of between 3-5 people chooses both the number of winners and the dollar amount for each student from a pool of scholarship applicants. Examples of institutions that provide post-secondary education are vocational schools, community colleges, independent college, and universities. 

The 2018 Len Assante Scholarship award winners are:

  • Rachel Kaiser, Past President’s Award, Western Kentucky University – $5000
  • Ilinca Popescu, Ora Lyons Award, College TBD – $3000
  • Alan Becker, Richard Haderer Award, Cal State, Fresno – $2000
  • Tyler Kleinsasser, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology – $1000
  • Caleb Russell, to attend Gardner Webb University – $1000
  • Alexia Hernandez, to attend Texas A&M University – $1000
  • Rachel Eising, to attend California Baptist University – $1000

“NGWA’s diverse membership is made up of contractors, scientists and engineers, manufacturers, and suppliers, and the Foundation provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of careers in our industry to help ensure a strong membership and robust workforce,” said Terry Morse, CEO of NGWA.  

Founded in 1994, the NGWA Foundation is an IRS-approved public charity 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.
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The National Ground Water Association is a not-for-profit professional society and trade association for the global groundwater industry. Our members around the world include leading public and private sector groundwater scientists, engineers, water well system professionals, manufacturers, and suppliers of groundwater-related products and services. The Association’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association advocating for responsible development, management, and use of water.