The American Ground Water Trust (AGWT) recently announced the award recipients for its 2013 scholarship program sponsored by AMTROL Inc., Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, and Stetson Engineers Inc. Four first year college students received awards ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 to help defray tuition costs.
The finalists hail from across the country and have demonstrated passion and skill in managing, protecting and utilizing our water resources sustainably for the future.
"The AGWT scholarship recipients this year embody the awareness and commitment to sustainable water use that society as a whole must embrace for the benefit of future generations." said Garret Graaskamp, director of programs at AGWT. "Water is required for every facet of our lives including energy production, manufacturing, sanitation and food production and preparation. The AGWT and its scholarship program sponsors are proud to support these future water engineers and scientists who will help to develop new technologies, policies and management strategies to effectively 'reduce, reuse and recharge' our water resources."
The Thomas Stetson Scholarship for 2013 was awarded to Mason Oxford who graduated from Hotchkiss High School as the valedictorian of his class with a 4.0 GPA. As a member of River Watch during his high school years, he monitored the water quality of the North Fork of the Gunnison River. During the summer months he has worked on mine reclamation projects including construction of wetlands to mitigate heavy metals from acid mine-water runoff. Mason is an avid kayaker and understands firsthand the value of water in the semi-arid west. Mason is a student at Montana State University, pursuing a degree in civil engineering with emphasis on water resource infrastructure.blog comments powered by Disqus