LAKOS Separators and Filtration Systems and Laval Underground Surveys respectively have awarded their 2010 Ben Everson Scholarships.

These scholarships are named after Ben Everson, a long-time employee of LAKOS and Laval Underground Surveys who personified the values of hard work, dedication and a belief in the promise of America’s youth. Both of this year’s winners were selected for the respective $1,000 scholarships on the basis of their backgrounds in the water industry and their plans to focus future studies on water-related issues.

LAKOS Separators and Filtration Systems has awarded its 2010 Ben Everson Scholarship to Brian Duke, a government and environmental science student at California State University, Sacramento. He plans to complete his degree, and then continue on to law school, specializing in water law. His greatest concern about the future of the ground water industry is water conservation.

Laval Underground Surveys has awarded its 2010 Ben Everson Scholarship to Travis Kern, a student at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo. Kern is majoring in range management and ag business, and he plans to go into a water-conservation field after he graduates.

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