Goulds Water Technology Empowers the Next Generation of Water Technology Talent with 2023 GPDA Scholarship

Published On: October 27, 2023By Categories: Newsline

Goulds Water Technology, a Xylem brand, announce this year’s recipients of the Goulds Professional Dealers Association (GPDA) scholarships.

The initiative serves as a valuable resource for GPDA members, awarding $24,000 in scholarships to 16 deserving students across the United States every year. Each student receives $1500 in scholarship money, which is granted based on academic standing, volunteerism, and leadership skills, and enables students to pursue higher education at the college or technical school level.

GPDA scholarship recipients are family members of GPDA members, highlighting the company’s support and commitment to independent dealers and young talent. Since its inception, the annual GPDA scholarship program has awarded more than $420,000 to 352 recipients.

“At Goulds Water Technology, we understand the importance of education and the positive impact it has on the future of our industry,” says Jen Manswell, demand generation manager, Residential & Agriculture, Xylem. “Each year, we take great pride in presenting these scholarships, helping to propel students toward their education goals, enrich their futures and reinforce the foundation of our industry. Through GPDA, we support our members and their students on their path to success.”

This year’s GPDA scholarship recipients are located across the United States and Canada, each bringing their unique potential and ambition to the water technology industry. The 2023 recipients are:

  • Makayla Kemp, Robstown, Texas – A&R Septic Services LLC
  • Solomon Hancock, Idaho Falls, Idaho – American Pump Company
  • James Christensen, Hartington, Nebraska – Christensen Well and Irrigation
  • Cazden Christensen, Hartington, Nebraska – Christensen Well and Irrigation
  • Alex Christensen, Hartington, Nebraska – Christensen Well and Irrigation
  • Dalton Molnar, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada – Don’s Plumbing and Heating
  • Trevyn Keene, Grand Island, Nebraska – Wells Plumbing Co., Inc.
  • Kayna Deschênes, St. Pascal, Québec, Canada – Les Puits Artésiens Deschênes, Inc.
  • Abigail Burnette, Concord, North Carolina – Commercial Services
  • Andrew Daisey, Millsboro, Delaware – Daisey’s Well Drilling
  • Braelyn Brenneman, Accident, Maryland – Brenneman Well Drilling, Inc.
  • Leah Brenneman, Friendsville, Maryland – Brenneman Well Drilling, Inc.
  • Vidhya Boggs, Pound, Virginia – Boggs Municipal Services, Inc.
  • Ava Miranda, Hallettsville, Texas – Chandler Drilling
  • Harrison Steinberger, Rockwall, Texas – H&H Waterwell
  • Kenneth Muller, Ridgefield, Connecticut – Interstate Artesian Well Co.

Click here to learn more about the program.

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