Three thousand dollars in scholarship cash has been poured on a Rye High School (RHS) senior by the local water company. Veolia – formerly know as Suez – awarded eight $3,000 scholarships to local high school seniors in its service area.
One of the scholarships went to Nick Rosenstadt, a RHS senior. Each application includes an essay and letters of recommendation. Rosenstadt will be attending Northwestern University and intends to major in Environmental Science or Biology. Students have to be 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 or environmental law.
“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 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.