Two Maryland Students Earn WSSC Engineering Scholarship

The Scholarship That Keeps On Giving

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LAUREL, MD – July 26, 2016:  In an effort to replenish its engineering talent pipeline while giving back to the community through educational assistance, WSSC awarded the 2016 Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarships to two Maryland students: William (Billy) Rosenberg from Prince George’s County and Jean-Jacques Mvom Ondoua from Montgomery County. In addition, three previous scholarship winners who are currently participating in the WSSC Summer Intern Program received renewal awards.

All winners were honored at the WSSC Commission meeting in July.

“We are always excited to award this special scholarship that builds our pipeline of talent,” says Fausto R. Bayonet, Commission Chair. “The fact that three of our renewal awardees are part of our summer internship program is a testament that this scholarship keeps on giving.”

William (Billy) Rosenberg is an honors graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland and an incoming freshman at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park. He plans to specialize in Mechanical Engineering.

Jean-Jacques Mvom Ondoua is a rising sophomore attending Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland and previously attended the University of Dschang in Cameroon, where he studied global environmental issues with an emphasis on water treatment procedures. He is a Civil Engineering major with a concentration in Environmental Engineering.

Both students wrote winning essays that addressed the following: “It seems like every year we learn about more and more products making their way into WSSC’s source water.  Recognizing this problem, what treatments should WSSC be considering for use in the future?” 

Renewal awards were also presented to three current participants of the WSSC Summer Intern Program.

  • Brooke Marie Nesselt: a 2015 Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarship winner from Montgomery County; rising sophomore at University of Maryland, College Park, MD, majoring in Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Maintenance Assistant/Intern with WSSC Utility Services West Group.
  • Ragime A. Young: a 2014 Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarship winner from Prince George’s County; rising senior at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, majoring in Electrical Engineering; Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Assistant/Intern with WSSC Technical Services Group.
  • Kwynn A. Johnson: a 2014 Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarship winner from Montgomery County; rising junior at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD, majoring in Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Assistant/Intern with WSSC Asset Management Unit, Planning Group.

Winners of the scholarship can receive up to $4,000 over four years, plus paid WSSC summer internships while participating in the program. In total, this has a potential value of approximately $10,000.

The Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarship is awarded annually to students who reside in WSSC’s service district of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties and are enrolled in an accredited program at a college or university leading to a degree in an engineering discipline. High school seniors who have been accepted and are enrolled in an accredited, university engineering program are also eligible.

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