Veolia Partners with NAWC to Award $24,000 in College Scholarships


Veolia and the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) – New York Chapter are offering eight $3,000 scholarships to New York high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in fields that support the water industry.

These scholarships are being offered to high school seniors living within Veolia’s New York service area who meet the following criteria:

  • Pursuing a degree at a college or university (two- or four-year) as an undergraduate student (part- or full-time) or trade school, working toward a certification in a plumbing or electrical program.
  • 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, environmental law, etc.

Completed applications must be submitted by April 30 via this Google form.

“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 move us forward,” said Chris Graziano, vice president and general manager of Veolia operations in New York. “These scholarships are aimed at investing in the next generation of employees who will lead our industry.”

The winners will be recognized at a dinner at The Hotel Thayer at West Point in May.

Veolia serves over 500,000 people in Rockland, Westchester, Orange, Putnam and Tioga counties.

The NAWC is a professional organization representing private water service companies throughout the United States. Through its scholarship program, the organization encourages young people to further their education in areas that will strengthen the industry’s future workforce.

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