May 2019 Vol. 74 No. 5


WSSC Accepting Applications for Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarship Program

WSSC, the largest water utility in Maryland, is accepting applications to its annual Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarship Program until June 3.

Each year, up to two, new $1,000 scholarships may be awarded. Scholarship recipients are eligible for additional awards for up to four consecutive years, which may include post-graduate studies in engineering. Scholarship recipients also are given priority consideration for WSSC’s paid summer internship positions while enrolled in school. The scholarships and internship opportunities total a potential value of more than $10,000 over four years.

“This scholarship is designed to help engineering students financially and professionally. We hope that it helps to lessen some of their load while at the same time, introduce them to WSSC and the pivotal role we play in our local community and nationally,” said WSSC Commission Chair T. Eloise Foster.

New this year, instead of a cover letter, applicants are requested to submit an introductory video telling a little about themselves and addressing the benefits of tap water. In 1,500 words or less, students need to explain why tap water is better than bottled water, being sure to cover all relevant factors and scenarios in making their case.

“Delivering safe, clean water is at the heart of everything WSSC does, and we have the 100-year track record of zero water quality violations to prove it,” said Carla A. Reid, general manager and CEO. “This scholarship, and the opportunities it provides, will attract the next generation of WSSC engineers to ensure we continue to deliver safe, seamless and satisfying water services for another 100 years.”

In addition to the introduction and essay, applicants must also provide proof of permanent residency in WSSC’s service district, be enrolled full time in a degree program at an accredited college or university that leads to an engineering degree, submit an official transcript and two letters of reference. Completed applications must be received by the WSSC Corporate Secretary by Monday, June 3, 2019.

For more information and to apply, visit

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