WSSC Announces 2016 Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund Recipients

Largest Class in Scholarship History

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – June 16, 2016: WSSC announces 20 scholarship recipients through this year’s Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund, making it the largest class in the history of the scholarship. The fund is supported every year through contributions from the Berger family, WSSC employees and retirees.

This year’s recipients were recognized during WSSC’s June Commission meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. More than $18,000 in scholarships was awarded among the 20 students, ranging from $900 to $1,300 for the school year. The amounts are based on the student’s application form, which consists of an essay, GPA, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation.

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Scholarship Recipient School
Drew Arnett Coppin State University
Cayli Baker University of Maryland, College Park 
Tyler Bond Florida State University  
Kelley Delacey Berry College
Jennifer Delacey North Carolina State University
Christian Dixon University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Keona Gardner University of Maryland, College Park
Jalen Graham Stevenson University
Sanchita Gupta University of Virginia
Amber Kelly Salisbury University
Jessica Kelly Frederick Community College
Dominique Johnson   Allegany College of Maryland 
Taylor Lilly Savannah College of Art and Design
Thomas Lilly, III Georgia Institute of Technology
Gabrielle Madike Frostburg State University
Caleb Mitchell Liberty University
Jennifer Ngo University of Maryland, College Park
Natelie Tobery Shepherd University
Alexandra Whatley Stevenson University
Justin Wright University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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. 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 $148,000 in scholarships to more than 140 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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