High-Performing Students Earn Pennsylvania American Water’s 2021 “Stream of Learning” Scholarships

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 27, 2021) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced that 10 students from across Pennsylvania have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships through the company’s Stream of Learning scholarship program. Pennsylvania American Water offers scholarships to support outstanding students from its service areas who are charting a course of study critical to the water and wastewater industry.

“On behalf of Pennsylvania American Water and our employees, congratulations to all of this year’s scholarship recipients,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. “We are proud to recognize this accomplished group of students for achieving the highest academic standards and for their commitment to environmental stewardship and community service.”

Judges selected the winners from more than 30 scholarship applicants from the around Commonwealth and evaluated them on criteria including academic achievement, community service, career aspirations in the water and wastewater industry, and letters of recommendation.

Pennsylvania American Water awarded its 2021 Stream of Learning Scholarships to:

  • Siena Abercrombie, Thomas Jefferson High School, Allegheny County 
  • Katarina Bauer, Palmyra Area High School, Lebanon County
  • Gabrielle Gaile Cruz, Spring-Ford Senior High School, Montgomery County
  • Makena Jean Hall, Lincoln Senior High School, Lawrence County
  • Kelsey Grace Howey, Riverside Senior High School, Lackawanna County
  • Ashley Katchmar, Old Forge Senior High School, Lackawanna County
  • Caroline Kenney, Mount Lebanon High School, Allegheny County
  • Elizabeth Marlene Power, Spring-Ford Senior High School, Montgomery County
  • Josiah Peter Sespico, Butler Senior High School, Butler County
  • Kylie Nicole Tugend, Nazareth Area High School, Northampton County


“During the past dozen years, Pennsylvania American Water has award 120 scholarships to a generation of passionate and energetic environmental leaders like these students to continue serving our customers for generations to come in support of water and wastewater-related professions,” continued Doran.

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. For more information, visit and follow Pennsylvania American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Gary Lobaugh

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External Affairs Manager, Northeast PA