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National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation awards scholarships

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WESTERVILLE, OH -- 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:

  • Amy Allbritton of Oologah, Oklahoma, geology, Western State Colorado University
  • Alexandra Iezzi of North Haven, Connecticut, hydrogeology, Connecticut College
  • Natasha Krell of Northampton, Massachusetts, geology and hydrogeology, Smith College
  • Brennan PetersonWood of Jamestown, California, environmental sciences, Colorado College
  • Ryan Sullivan of Forked River, New Jersey, geology, University of Rhode Island
  • Kevin Townsley of Boise, Idaho, geology and hydrogeology, University of Idaho
  • Matthew Shroll of Boise, Idaho, hydrogeology, Boise State University
  • Lindsey Yazbek of Kyle, Texas, environmental sciences, Trinity University.

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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