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Scholarship Winners

2016 Scholarship Recipients

The Carol Bond Fund/The Lynn and Lars Balck Water Environmental Stewardship Fund/The Rivers & Associates, Inc. Clean Water Education Fund Scholarship

Haley Brinkley, North Carolina State University
Ms. Brinkley is currently studying Environmental Engineering. During her studies, she took on an honor's project where she tested and observed a stream's health. After learning so much about the wastewater issues, she has decided to concentrate on the pollution of water sources.
 

The Environmental Manufacturer’s Representative Scholarship Fund Scholarship

Eric Polli, North Carolina State University
Mr. Polli is currently an undergraduate majoring in Environmental Engineering and Spanish. He became interested in a career focusing on the water environment in high school after visiting a wastewater treatment plant. In 2014, he studied abroad in Ecuador where had the opportunity to visit petroleum-contaminated areas around major drilling towns.

The Frank and Susan Stephenson Water Environmental Scholarship Fund Scholarship

Meredith Bullard, North Carolina State University
Ms. Bullard is majoring in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Water Resources. She has served as an Engineering Ambassador and has also served as a Teacher’s Assistant in the introductory Engineering class. 

The Les and Elaine Hall Water Environmental Stewardship Fund Scholarship

Caleb Bynum, North Carolina State University
Mr. Bynum is pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Water Resources. During the summer of 2015 he interned with the City of Gastonia. After graduation, he plans to work in a municipal setting where he can help provide clean water for residents and manage wastewater.

The NC Safewater Fund/GHD Clean Water Fund Scholarship

Zachary Hopkins, North Carolina State University
As an undergraduate, Mr. Hopkins worked as a research assistant in Dr. Lee Blaney's lab at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County. Upon gaining an understanding of the implications of discharging chemicals into water supplies, he decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering.

The NC Safewater Fund Scholarship

Mikayla Armstrong, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mikayla D. Armstrong knew in high school that she wanted to have a positive influence on the environment. While attending North Carolina State University to earn her undergraduate degree, experiences in the Environmental Engineering Department focused Mikayla’s interests on water treatment. Currently a PhD student in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mikayla is passionate about combatting the urgent problem of water scarcity in the context of public health.

Raftelis Financial Consultants Environmental Finance and Management Fund Scholarship

Megan Muarry, Duke University
Megan Murray is an incoming graduate student in the Masters of Environmental Management - Water Resource Management program at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.  She plans to use this educational opportunity to enhance and broaden her skill-set to position herself where she can be the most useful and effective in the water industry. It is her personal and professional goal to work on issues of potable water in Latin American as a means to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6.

Carol Bond Fund Scholarship for Middle and High School Environmental Educators

Carrie Jones, Middle Creek High School
Carrie Jones is a science teacher at Middle Creek High School in Apex, NC (Wake County School District). She teaches 9th grade Earth/Environmental Science and Marine Science.  She is the president of the North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) and High School Division Director for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).  She has been a classroom teacher for 17 years.  She intends to use the scholarship funds to take students to their local watershed and investigating water quality. Outcomes from this project include students' ability to articulate cause/effect and to generate solutions to water pollution.

 

2015 Scholarship Recipients

The Environmental Manufacturer’s Representative Scholarship Fund Scholarship

Eric Polli

NC State University

 

$1,000

 

"Winning this scholarship is a great opportunity for me to learn more about learn more about Environmental Manufacturer’s Representative Firms and the water industry...My goal is to gain knowledge of disasters dealing with water due to my experience of seeing petroleum pollution of the waters in Ecuador.

I hope to be able to research a possible method of purifying

water polluted by environmental catastrophes."



The Carol Bond Fund/The Lynn and Lars Balck Water Environment Stewardship Fund/The Rivers & Associates, Inc. Clean Water Education Fund Scholarship

Haley Brinkley
NC State University

 

$2,000

 

  "I am thoroughly excited about discovering new ways to preserve our

natural resources. When I entered college, I knew that I wanted to

study our environment, but I also wanted to be involved in

innovation for the future...With the help of the NC AWWA-WEA,

I look forward to continue learning for many years."


The Carol Bond Fund/Safewater Fund Community College Scholarship

Teal Sadler
Pamlico Community College

 

$1,000

 

“I hope to inspire others to gain an appreciation for our environment and to learn how to protect it. I am confident I understand the benefits and the importance of working with our natural resources. I am proud to be on this career path and this scholarship is a blessing to me. ”



The NC Safe Water Fund Scholarship

 

Allen Lee Dowler

University of NC - Wilmington

 

$1,500

"I would like to take the knowledge and patience that life surrounding the water has given to me, and give back to it with proposals of conserving and preserving one great provider that so many take for granted. Obtaining this scholarship has provided me with the financial support to further my educational goals toward a doctoral degree."

 

The NC Safe Water Fund/GHD Clean Water Fund Scholarship

 

Zachary Hopkins

NC State University

 

$2,000

  

 "The awarding of this scholarship means more than I can describe. It reminds me that others have faith in my current and future plans to help the environmental sector. I am further encouraged by this award to make sure I do everything in my power to help bring knowledge on safe water to the public and better educate the next generation on what safe water truly means."

   

 
   

Lindsay Matthy

University of NC - Charlotte

 

$2,000


"Winning this scholarship is exciting as it is helping me to continue my research and studies in the field of drinking water treatment. In the future I hope to help provide all people with safe and reliable drinking water."

 

The Frank and Susan Stephenson Water Environmental Scholarship Fund Scholarship

Meredith Bullard
NC State University

 

$1,000

 

“I plan to graduate with a degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration

in Water Resources and want to use my degree to make a difference

both locally and globally. I am thankful for the opportunities

that I have had so far to learn more about this critical area,

and I look forward to continuing my education."

   


The Les and Elaine Hall Water Environmental Stewardship Scholarship

Caleb Bynum

NC State University

 

$1,000

 

  "It can sometimes be taken for granted that water will always come out of your kitchen faucet. However, I have been able to see what it takes to

make it happen and have developed a new appreciation for municipal

water systems...As I move forward with my education this scholarship

will help to alleviate some of the financial burden that college brings."

 

 

Raftelis Financial Consultants Environmental Finance and Management Scholarship Fund

Maria Tchamkina

Duke University

  

$1,000

 

"This scholarship award, besides providing meaningful financial support, recognizes the growing need for management professionals - in addition to engineering, science, and legal professionals - to serve the water industry."

 

Raftelis Foundation Elementary Education Scholarship

Shonna Garrell

Tabor City Elementary School

 

$1,000

 

"Receiving the Raftelis Foundation Grant means over 400 students school-wide will have the unique and rare opportunity to experience hands-on learning that emphasizes the human and environmental effects on water quality. Through the Raftelis Grant my students will be given the experience of understanding first-hand the importance of maintaining quality water supply in all ecosystems."



Keisha Lipe

City of Asheville

 

$1,000

 

"Receiving the Raftelis Foundation Elementary Education Scholarship [...] will significantly help in purchasing educational material to be used with the City of Asheville, Stormwater Services education outreach program. We are sincerely committed to continue doing our part in teaching children how they can help in keeping our water safe and clean. Thank you for your generosity."  

 

 

2014 Scholarship Recipients

The Environmental Manufacturer’s Representative Scholarship Fund Scholarship

Sara Troutman

NC State University

 

$1,000

 

“Receiving this scholarship is an extraordinary honor and will further encourage me in my education within the field of water resources to develop solutions to current and future water quality challenges.”


 

The Carol Bond Fund/The Lynn and Lars Balck Water Environment Stewardship Fund/The Rivers & Associates, Inc. Clean Water Education Fund Scholarship

Jacqueline Batts
NC A&T State University

 

$2,000

 

 

The Carol Bond Fund/Safewater Fund Community College Scholarship

Timothy Straw
Wake Tech Community College

 

$1,000

 

“As a recipient of a scholarship pertaining to water and education means that there is an existing network of individuals that are committed to the same values and ethics of environmental water quality that I am.”


 

The Frank and Susan Stepheson Water Environmental Scholarship Fund Scholarship

Meredith Bullard
NC State University

 

$1,000

 

“I am humbled by and grateful for this award. It allows me to continue to pursue my degree...I am confident that the engineering skills I will gain will equip me to benefit society, protect and improve the quality of the environment, and meet a basic human need."

 

 

Raftelis Foundation Elementary Education Scholarship

Jenny Waisner

City of Salisbury, Stormwater Division

 

$1,000

 

Purchase of EnviroScape Watershed, Stormwater Pollution and Prevention Model for educational efforts.

 

"The EnviroScape model will be of great importance...as it visually depicts the watershed, erosion, as well as point and non-point sources for pollution using interactive, hands-on demonstrations."


 

 

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Raftelis Foundation Elementary Education Scholarship

Maggie Hennessy

NC AWWA-WEA Model Water Tower Competition 

 

$1,000

 

 

The GHD Clean Water Fund/NC Safewater Fund

Amber Greune

NC State University

 

$1,000

 

"I am honored to receive the NC Safewater and GHD Endowment Scholarship.  Thank you so much for your generosity.  This will greatly help me on my way to finishing a master’s degree in environmental engineering at NC State University.  I am deeply inspired to do my part in keeping our water clean and safe.  It is great to be a part of a community with the same mission."

 

 

The Carol Bond Fund/NC Safewater Fund

Jennifer Doll

Wake Technical Community College

 

$500

 

"I am exceedingly appreciative of the NC AWWA-WEA for sponsoring the NC Safewater Carol Bond Community College Scholarship. Knowing that the community is supporting my decision and offering financial assistance to further my education in Environmental Science has been a great boost to my self-esteem. Safe water is a necessity in insuring the future of the environment. Water pollution has had an effect on my family personally. My father is a fisherman and because of water pollution his livelihood was severely altered.  Thank you for offering this scholarship and  I look forward to being part of the solution to further the safety of clean water."

 

 

Alma Beciragic

Queens University of Charlotte

 

$1,000

 

 

Carol Bond University Scholarships

2012
Alma Beciragic – Queens University

2009
Alice Wang – UNC Chapel Hill
Susan Dunn – NC State University
2011
Grace Camberari – Duke University
Teresa Long – UNC Chapel Hill
 
2008
Benjamin Bogardus – UNC Chapel Hill
Lily Clark – UNC Chapel Hill
Alia Khan – UNC Chapel Hill
2010
Sara Mishamandani – UNC Chapel Hill
  2007
Margaret Haupt Smith – NC State University
Rachel Harper – UNC Chapel Hill
Lee Pearson – Duke University

Community Scholarships

2010
Ryan Faw – Wake Technical Community College
Jemmise Bowen – Forsyth Technical Community College
  2007
Thomas Harper – Lenoir Community College – Kinston

Environmental Educator Scholarships

 2007
Gina Ratajc – Winecoff Elementary School – Concord, NC
Flo Gullickson – Southwest Guilford High School – High Point, NC
  2009
Flo Gullickson – Southwest Guilford High School – High Point, NC 
 2008
Kara Tinker – NC School of Math & Science
   
  

 

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