Last week we held our yearly Environmental & Engineering Scholarship Luncheon at our Bohemia headquarters—a tradition at PWGC for nearly 20 years. During that time we’ve awarded more than $30,000 to students with an interest in pursuing engineering and environmental science as a career.
Our 2017 scholarship winners were selected from a large pool of applicants that submitted essays on one of the following topics:
- Carbon Footprint
- Clean Energy Revolution
- Organic Pollution on Long Island
- The Right to Clean Water
And the winners:
- Jordan Matuszewski of Sachem East High School (awarded $750)
- Kiera Alventosa of Ward Melville High School (awarded $500)
- Taylor Key of Smithtown East High School (awarded $500)
All of the awardees will pursue higher education opportunities this fall. Jordan will attend the University of San Diego to study environmental science. Kiera will attend Ahmerst College to study environmental science. Taylor will attend University of Delaware to study engineering.
“I continue to be impressed with the knowledge and initiative that our scholarship winners demonstrate on their applications. As always, our winners demonstrate their commitment to bettering the world in their pursuit of their higher education,” said PWGC Senior Vice President Jim Rhodes, who reviewed all of the applications submitted to us.
PWGC has an internship program every summer that is designed to provide real-world, hands-on experience to students pursuing engineering and environmental degrees. We hope to see some of our scholarship applicants as interns next year!