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Robert G. Berger Scholarship Fund - Student Application

For the 2014-2015 Academic Year College Application Period

Please read the instructions carefully before completing the application. Be sure to include your name on all application sheets and any additional sheets attached to your application. The application form and other supporting materials are to be submitted in an envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL, and sent to:

Martin Chandler
The Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund
Environmental Group
RGH - Stop 15-3

If sent via U.S. mail, send to:

Martin Chandler
The Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund
Environmental Group, 15-3
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel MD  20707

APRIL 7, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.


  • All children of WSSC employees and retirees contributing to the fund, who are in good standing at any accredited college/university, community college, or technical vocational institution.
  • NOTE: Scholarships can only be used at accredited colleges/universities, two-year community colleges, or technical vocational institutions.


Entries will be judged on the following:

  • Official Transcript        
  • Essay    
  • Copy of SAT/ACT scores (Rising College Freshmen ONLY)         
  • Letters of Recommendation dated within one year     
  • School Activities         
  • Extracurricular Activities         

How to Apply

The student must fill out an official WSSC scholarship application. Application forms are available from any Scholarship Board member, as well as by clicking on the link above. The application is in Adobe PDF format and can be printed blank and filled in by typewriter however, but it cannot be saved after the blank lines are filled in.

Application Completion

This year we have included an application completion check off list for (1) graduating high school students (rising college freshmen), and (2) college and vocational students. Please review these requirements carefully to determine what information must be completed and included with your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to assure that the application is complete and all supporting documentation is included in the package. If the application is incomplete or any required attachments are missing, the application will be deemed incomplete and WILL NOT be considered.

We require all applicants to submit typed applications. Applications should be free of misspellings and grammatical errors.


All applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. on April 7, 2014 to be considered. There will be no exceptions.

If there are any questions regarding the Scholarship Application, feel free to contact any Board member.

Scholarship Board Members:

Jennifer Hawes, Chair – (301) 206-8689
Hahns Hairston, Vice Chair – (301) 206-7383
Martin Chandler, Secretary – (301) 206-8052
Shantel Porter, Treasurer – (301) 206-8840
Sylvia Anderson, Asst. Treasurer – (301) 206-8146  
Debra Johnson – (301) 206-8584
William Howard, Jr. – (301) 206-4277 


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