PWGC is empowering dreams through its Environmental & Engineering Scholarship. With more than $2,000 of scholarship funding, PWGC held its 2023 scholarship luncheon on July 19th to celebrate Mason Lockhart, Hannah Lin, and Chloe Visnius. The three winners were selected from a large pool of applicants who submitted essays on one of the following topics:
- Discuss the pros and cons of sustainable energy projects and their perceived community impacts.
- What environmental issue do you think is the most pressing on Long Island? Why and what do you think should be done?
- With the Brookhaven Landfill set to close in the next couple of years, what should Long Island do about its solid waste disposal needs?
In addition, the applicants may have included their area of study and/or their career plans in the essay.
“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. I wish them the best of luck and I hope to see their faces again as interns for PWGC,” said PWGC COO Jim Rhodes, PG, who reviewed all the applications submitted to PWGC.
PWGC has provided the Environmental & Engineering Scholarship for more than 25 years. Since then, it has awarded more than $30,000 to students with an interest in pursuing engineering and environmental science as a career.
All of the awardees will pursue higher education opportunities this fall. Mason will attend James Madison University to study civil engineering. Hannah will attend Cornell University to study environmental engineering. Chloe will attend North Carolina State University to study environmental engineering.
PWGC also provides an internship program every summer. The internship program allows students to incorporate their knowledge from the classroom into the real world. The hands-on experience is valuable to each student as they work towards their engineering and environmental degrees. “There is a need for real world experience in addition to classroom lectures to achieve the best educational experience for engineering and environmental students,” explained PWGC President/CEO Paul K. Boyce, PE, PG.