WSSC Awards Eight Scholarships to College Students

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Laurel – June 18, 2014: WSSC is pleased to announce that eight children of Commission employees have been awarded scholarships through the Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund is supported by contributions from the Berger family, employees and retirees of WSSC.

The honorees were recognized at WSSC’s monthly Commission meeting on June 18, 2014. Approximately $10,000 in scholarships was awarded to the following students:

Andrea Crowe, Lock Haven University
Daniel Crowe, Lock Haven University
Sanchita Gupta, University of Virginia
Amber Kelly, Salisbury University
Thomas Lilly, III, Georgia Institute of Technology
Theresa Russell, University of Maryland College Park
Natelie Tobery, Shepherd University
Christina Venanzi, Stevenson University

The Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund serves as an opportunity for WSSC to support higher education. Formerly known as the WSSC Employee Scholarship Fund, it was renamed to honor the memory of Commissioner Robert G. Berger upon his passing in April 2003. Commissioner Berger was appointed to the Commission from Montgomery County in 1993 and served until 2001. A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, he was a tremendous advocate of higher education and played a pivotal role in creating the WSSC Scholarship Fund.

Since its inception in 1996, the fund has awarded over $130,000 in scholarships to more than 125 students.  All recipients are children of current WSSC employees or retirees who help to support the fund.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.


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