Goulds Water Technology announced that it has awarded scholarships totally $24,000 to 16 high school students throughout the United States. The scholarships were awarded through the company’s Goulds Professional Dealer Association (GPDA). Recipients were chosen based on academic standing, volunteerism and leadership skills, with each receiving a $1,500 scholarship.

“An investment in these students is an investment in the future of our industry and beyond, and we are pleased to support them in their pursuit of higher education and professional development,” says Susan O’Grady, director of marketing, building services and agriculture for Xylem Inc., the parent company of GWT. “During a time when many students and families face financial uncertainty due to the effects of COVID-19, our scholarship helps ease budgetary strain, making higher education more attainable.”

Family members of GDPA members are eligible to apply. The GDPA is a network of independent water system professionals established in 1969, which GWT says makes it the industry’s oldest and largest dealers association. The network provides independent dealers with technical and product training, and has graduated more than 20,000 dealers and distributors from its education center. Since its inception, the annual GPDA scholarship program has awarded more than $324,000 to 288 recipients.

The full list of the 2020 GPDA scholarship recipients includes:

  • Galilea Armenta, Austin, Texas
  • Kaitlyne Beherns, Ashkum, Illinois
  • Mikaela Calami, Rosharon, Texas
  • Grady Chandler, Pleasanton, Nebraska
  • Daniel Hartley, Center Ossipee, New Hampshire
  • Madeline Huggler, Dalton, Pennsylvania
  • Kevin Johnson, Halcott Center, New York
  • Zane Lee, Puyallup, Washington
  • Arthur Liebau, Thiensville, Wisconsin
  • Fiona Mitchell, Wakefield, Rhode Island
  • Joseph Patarini, Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Hope Ann Ramsby, Cheboygan, Michigan
  • Riawna Reimers, Valentine, Nebraska
  • Cassidi Suggs, Stigler, Oklahoma
  • Jacob Trowbridge, Middlebury Center, Pennsylvania
  • Joseph Wasson, Ossippe, New Hampshire

Apply for the 2021 Goulds Professional Dealer Association scholarship at gpda.info. Applications are open to students in the United States and Canada. To learn more about the GPDA, and Goulds Water Technology and products visit www.goulds.com.

Goulds Water Technology is part of the Xylem group of companies. Xylem, based in Rye Brook, N.Y., serves the public utility, residential, commercial and agricultural markets with a variety of pump and water treatment products. The company has more than 16,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.xylem.com.