Ten students will share $20,000 in scholarships from the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation, the group announced this month. Each of the recipients is entering a field of study that serves, supports or promotes groundwater professions.
The scholarships come from the group’s Len Assante Scholarship Fund. The top scholarship-the Past President’s Award-goes to Joshua Olson of Amery, Wis. Olson is studying hydrology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Clayton Reichart of Hanover, Pa., received the Ora Lyons Award, which honors a former distinguished Nation Ground Water Association member. Reichart plans to study hydrogeology, but hasn’t yet picked a university or college.
Other recipients include:
  • Amy Allbritton of Oologah, Okla., geology, Western State Colorado University
  • Alexandra Iezzi of North Haven, Conn., hydrogeology, Connecticut College
  • Natasha Krell of Northampton, Mass., geology and hydrogeology, Smith College
  • Brennan PetersonWood of Jamestown, Calif., environmental sciences, Colorado College
  • Ryan Sullivan of Forked River, N.J., geology, University of Rhode Island
  • Kevin Townsley of Boise, Idaho, geology and hydrogeology, University of Idaho
  • Matthew Shroll of Boise, Idaho, hydrogeology, Boise State University
  • Lindsey Yazbek of Kyle, Texas, environmental sciences, Trinity University
The NGWREF scholarship awards have been made for more than 30 years. Click here to read more about the Len Assante Scholarship Fund.
The NGWREF, founded in 1994, is the charitable arm of the National Ground Water Association. It is focused on conducting educational, research and other activities that promote a broader understanding of groundwater use and access. NGWA is a nonprofit that supports responsible development, management and use of water resources. It’s comprised of groundwater professionals ranging from contractors to equipment manufacturers to scientists and engineers.