Per Montgomery County: WSSC Water’s is now accepting applications for its 2023 Commissioners Engineering Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate engineering students. Graduating high school seniors accepted into a collegiate engineering program also are eligible to apply. Winners of the scholarships receive $2,000 per year and up to $8,000 over four consecutive years.
The scholarships are open to students with permanent residency in Montgomery or Prince George’s counties enrolled in a fulltime college or university engineering program. The application deadline is Monday, April 17.
Two $2,000 annual scholarships—one for a student from each county—can be awarded. Recipients are eligible for additional $2,000 awards for up to four consecutive years, including post-graduate studies in engineering.
Applicants must submit an essay as part of their application. They can choose one of three topics to write a 500- to 1,000-word essay. The topics are:
- The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law delivers more than $50 billion through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to improve our nation’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure—the single largest investment in water the Federal government has ever made. If you were WSSC Water and applied for this funding, what types of projects would you spend it on and why?
- If you were General Manager/Chief Executive Officer for WSSC Water, how would you ensure racial equity and social justice were part of project selection for infrastructure projects?
- The water sector continues to face increasing pressures to fix aging infrastructure without increasing customer costs. Innovation and technology play a vital role in helping utilities meet these goals. What technological advances or innovative solutions would you adopt at WSSC Water to address the challenge of aging infrastructure without breaking the bank?
In addition to the essay, applicants must include an introductory video and proof of residency in WSSC Water’s service district.
Details and application requirements are available at wsscwater.com/scholarship.