New York American Water Offers College Scholarship for Students Pursuing Water-Related Studies

MERRICK, N.Y. (February 12, 2020)New York American Water, in cooperation with the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), is offering seven $3,000 scholarships to high school students who are pursuing a degree related to the water utility field. The scholarship program is part of New York American Water’s community commitment to foster opportunities that embolden the future workforce of the water and related services industries.

“We are thrilled to announce another year of scholarship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a degree that will contribute to future innovations in the water industry,” said Lynda DiMenna, president of New York American Water. “I’ve been working in the water industry for more than 20 years, and there has never been more of an emphasis placed on water quality and the overall environment as there is today. It is a very exciting time to enter this field, and we look forward to working with students who are poised to be the future leaders of our industry.”

All high school seniors that live within New York American Water’s service territory and meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for this scholarship opportunity:

  • United States citizen
  • A New York resident for five years and lives within a New York American Water service area
  • High school senior pursuing a degree at a college or university as an undergraduate student
  • Maintains at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA grading scale
  • Enrolling in a curriculum related to the water utility industry or related fields such as environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science, environmental law, etc.

Students interested in applying for this year’s scholarship are encouraged to contact their school’s guidance counselor or visit the New York American Water website at, then select the News and Community tab to download the application. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Rose Simpson at 516-632-2208 or  



New York American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water company in New York, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 350,000 people.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow New York American Water on Facebook and Twitter.