2013 ISA water/wastewater division Student Scholarship Winners Announced

WWID_LinkedIn_logoThe ISA Water & Wastewater Industries Division (WWID) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 WWID Student Scholarships. Open to college and university students, the student scholarships are given out to promote higher learning and to encourage students to pursue technical careers in the municipal water/wastewater sector. This year’s recipients are Jennifer Holmes-Smith and Ben Lueders.  Each will receive a $1000 USD scholarship prize to help with their school costs.  Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners.


2013 ISA Water/Wastewater Industries Division
Student Scholarship winner

Jennifer Holmes-Smith
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

“Many thanks to the ISA Water and Water & Wastewater Division for selecting me to be a scholarship winner. I plan to use the award funds to help finance my senior year at the University of Arkansas and will look forward to your publication InTech. Thank you very much.” Photo credit: Jennifer Hartman.

Biography: Jennifer Holmes-Smith, age 17, is a senior at the University of Arkansas and is a dual Civil Engineering/Water Resources and French language major. Jennifer resides in Pea Ridge, Arkansas with her mother and 4 siblings. She was homeschooled, graduated after 8th grade and was admitted to NorthWest Arkansas Community College at age 14. Jennifer has overcome a congenital hip disease to succeed in her studies. Currently she is studying French at the IAU College, Aix-en-Provence, France for the Spring 2013 semester and will be returning to complete her senior year in Environmental-Water Resources Engineering in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

BenLueders2013 ISA Water/Wastewater Industries Division
Student Scholarship winner

Ben Lueders
Villanova University
Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA

“I would like to thank you for the generous scholarship you have awarded me. As a college student and prospective engineer, the field of water and wastewater management is one that interests me greatly. This award will go towards my education and I hope to one day be able to provide support in this field. “

Biography: Ben Lueders is enrolled as a Civil and Engineering Student at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, USA. He is currently completing his first year of studies and has keen interest in how instrumentation automates the process and treatment of water/wastewater. “It seems that there are more and more parameters that must be measured to satisfy federal requirement, and water resources are becoming more valuable over time. Keeping our supplies safe and clean is also becoming more and more important as the population continues to expand, “ says Lueders, “I see the water/wastewater sector as a growing field, and would like to contribute to the profession”. Lueders, originally from Needham, Massachusetts is looking forward to pursing his education.

How to Apply for the next year’s 2014 Scholarship

2014 ISA WWID Student Scholarship: Applications are due January 31, 2014. Download/view the 2014 application form.

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For more information about the ISA water/wastewater division visit www.isa.org/wwid/

Details about the annual ISA water/wastewater symposium can be found at www.isawaterwastewater.com