The ISA Water & Wastewater Industries Division (WWID) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 WWID Student Scholarships. The 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 Ivana Tieu and Jared Hunter. Each will receive a $1000 USD scholarship prize to help with their school costs. Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners!
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
“I sincerely thank all the committee members for awarding me as one of the recipients of the ISA’s 2019 WWID Michael Fedensyzen Memorial scholarship. I am truly honoured to be recognized for my hard work and continued efforts to make a difference. This generosity is greatly appreciated and contributes to my completion of my undergraduate degree. I hope to support the water and waste water industry in the future. Thank you again for this scholarship that will aid in my endeavors as a prospective civil environmental engineer.”
Biography: Ivana Tieu is a second year Civil: Environmental Engineering Co-op student at the University of Alberta. She is passionate about water resources engineering and was a volunteer for the Faculty of Engineering’s DiscoverE camp, the Engineering Students’ Society (ESS) art show, ESS Career Fair, ASSIST Community Services summer camp, and other non-profit organizations. On an undergraduate team, she has entered in the ISA Industry Challenge Competition to apply technical knowledge outside of the classroom. Through her interest in entrepreneurship, she was Vice-President Finance of 3 student led Junior Achievement companies, an Off-Site Advisor for two junior high in-school company programs and sat as an Advisory Council Board Member as Achiever of the Year from the 2017 program term. She has interned for Core Real Estate Group and is currently interning with Junior Achievement Northern Alberta & NWT. With an understanding of social responsibility, she acted as a member of City of Edmonton Youth Council Social Equity Sub-Committee for 2017/18 and is a member of the Urban and Regional Planning Sub-Committee for the 2018/19 term to vocalize youth issues and empower youth through initiatives and events.
Weber State University
Ogden, Utah, USA
“I want to thank everyone who considered me to be a winning candidate for the scholarship. It means so much to me, as I am working on a Bachelor’s Degree from Weber State University. I am majoring in Computer Science, so it’s important for me to look forward to a career in that field with as much skills as possible. Scholarships like this are the reason I keep succeeding in college, even after getting the Associate’s Degree from Salt Lake Community College.”
Biography: Jared Hunter grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. In high school he took several advanced placement courses and was heavily involved with Boy Scouts. He received his Eagle Scout in 2015. Jared completed a diploma at Salt Lake Community College, and is currently working on his Associates Degree in Computer Science at Weber State University. He looks forward to contributing to the water sector.
How to Apply for the next year’s 2020 Scholarship
2020 ISA WWID Student Scholarship: Applications will be due January 31, 2020.
The 2020 Scholarship Application form will be available shortly.
For more information about the ISA water/wastewater division visit www.isa.org/wwid/