Sixteen deserving high school students throughout the United States have been recognized as recipients of the Goulds Water Technology 2020 Goulds Professional Dealer Association (GPDA) scholarship, awarding a total of $24,000 in scholarships to help students obtain higher education. The scholarship is a resource for GPDA members and highlights the company’s support and commitment to independent dealers. Each recipient selected based on academic standing, volunteerism, and leadership skills receives a $1500 scholarship.
“An investment in these students is an investment in the future of our industry and beyond, and we are pleased to support them in their pursuit of higher education and professional development,” says Susan O’Grady, director of marketing, Building Services and Agriculture, Xylem Inc. “During a time when many students and families face financial uncertainty due to the effects of COVID-19, our scholarship helps ease budgetary strain, making higher education more attainable.”
GPDA scholarship recipients are family members of GPDA members. GPDA is a network of independent water system professionals established in 1969 and is the industry’s oldest and largest dealers association. The professional network provides independent dealers with extensive technical and product training and has graduated more than 20,000 dealers and distributors from its education center. Since its inception, the annual GPDA scholarship program has awarded more than $324,000 to 288 recipients.
The full list of the 2020 GPDA scholarship recipients:
- Galilea Armenta – Austin, Texas
- Kaitlyne Beherns – Ashkum, Illinois
- Mikaela Calami – Rosharon, Texas
- Grady Chandler – Pleasanton, Nebraska
- Daniel Hartley – Center Ossipee, New Hampshire
- Madeline Huggler – Dalton, Pennsylvania
- Kevin Johnson – Halcott Center, New York
- Zane Lee – Puyallup, Washington
- Arthur Liebau – Thiensville, Wisconsin
- Fiona Mitchell – Wakefield, Rhode Island
- Joseph Patarini – Ellicott City, Maryland
- Hope Ann Ramsby – Cheboygan, Michigan
- Riawna Reimers – Valentine, Nebraska
- Cassidi Suggs – Stigler, Oklahoma
- Jacob Trowbridge – Middlebury Center, Pennsylvania
- Joseph Wasson – Ossippe, New Hampshire
To apply for the 2021 Goulds Professional Dealer Association scholarship, visit gpda.info. Applications are open to students in the United States and Canada.