American Water announces recipients of 2023 Inclusion and Diversity scholarships

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Camden-based American Water recently announced the recipients of its 2023 Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship Program. Awards totaling $100,000 were distributed nationwide to 10 students continuing their education in a non-medical STEM or business-related field at a Hispanic Serving Institution or a Historically Black College or University within America Water’s national footprint.

“American Water is proud to provide equitable educational opportunities for students across our national footprint through the Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship Program,” Lori Sutton, chief inclusion, diversity & equity officer, American Water, said. “This scholarship program is part of our continued commitment to being an inclusive, diverse and equitable company and supports our future leaders of tomorrow.”

Out of 1,475 submitted applications, 10 students were selected to each receive $10,000 through American Water’s I&D Scholarship Program. Below are the scholarship award recipients and areas of concentration:

  • Mia Case, physics;
  • Daisy Gomez, business administration;
  • Jose Guajardo, computer science;
  • Halil Hamscho, mechanical engineering;
  • Reaghan Jones, architecture;
  • Falon Kelley, information technology;
  • Amelia LaVoy, environmental studies;
  • Jefferson Li, computer science;
  • Farrah Northern, marketing;
  • Anthony Tucker, computer science.

The I&D Scholarship Program is administered through a partnership with Scholarship America, the nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization. Scholarship recipients who meet eligibility criteria can renew their award for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned.