Spotlight: High School Scholarships at PWGC
October 09, 2017 / PWGC Projects

Originally published in LIBN:

Long Island high school seniors can apply for a slew of scholarships from local businesses, who see helping tomorrow’s leaders as a way to give back to the community while meeting various other objectives.

“We have been distributing scholarships for approximately 20 years—almost as long as we have been in business,” said Jim Rhodes, senior vice president at P.W. Grosser Consulting in Bohemia. “Our scholarships are just one great way to [support our local communities] while also promoting our industry and awareness of current environmental issues and policies that affect our local community and the world.”

Students who apply for a scholarship from the engineering and environmental services firm must be planning to major in a science or engineering discipline and complete an essay on one of several environmental topics.

“With all the impressive transcripts and sky-high GPAs, picking the winner generally comes down to the applicant’s essay,” Rhodes said. “It is refreshing to see a new personal take on a current issue, as well as the passion for our field, from a young person entering this stage of life. When I come across a new independent idea, I have usually found my winner.”

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