Rye has seen one scholarship winner in the 12 years of the program — Hallie Rosenfield in 2020. On average, the program receives 25 applications for the eight scholarships but they hope to receive more applications this year. A judging panel is being assembled of “distinguished citizens” from Westchester and Rockland, and winners will be announced in Late April or early May.
“As the water industry becomes more complex, so does the need for enthusiastic, intelligent and highly motivated young people who have the educational background to lead the industry forward,” said Chris Graziano, vice president and general manager of SUEZ operations in New York.
Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors living within SUEZ service areas in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Tioga counties who meet the following criteria:
- United States citizen.
- New York resident for at least 5 years.
- Pursuing a degree at a college or university (two- or four-year) as an undergraduate student (part- or full-time).
- Maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA grading scale.
- Enrolling in a curriculum related to the water utility industry or related fields, such as natural resource management, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science and environmental law.
Completed applications must be submitted by April 15, 2022. The winners are announced in June. Students can apply online.