The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) has awarded $20,000 to seven students from its Len Assante Scholarship Fund.

Each of the scholarship recipients are entering a field of study that serves, supports or promotes the ground water professions.

William Reichart III, of Hanover, Pa., received $4,000 with the Past President’s Award – the top scholarship presented to the most qualified of the applicants. Reichart is undecided as to what college or university he will attend.

The other recipients:
  • Norman Harris IV, of Gilford, N.H., $4,000 for the Ora Lyons Scholarship named in honor of a former distinguished National Ground Water Association member; Harris is attending Worchester Polytechnic Institute
  • William Pearson of Lake City, Mich., $3,000; Pearson is attending Michigan Technological University
  • Thomas Palmieri of Covina, Calif., $3,000; Palmieri is attending the University of Southern California
  • Erik Cadaret of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., $3,000; Cadaret is attending California State University, Fullerton
  • Sebastian Teas of Zanesville, Ohio, $2,000; Teas is attending Muskingum University
  • Bryce Kober of Kansas City, Mo., $1,000; Kober is attending the University of Missouri.
The scholarship awards have been made for more than 30 years. To learn more about the Len Assante Scholarship Fund, visit www.ngwa.org.