January 5, 2023 - In year two of the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship partnership between the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club and City Utilities, five students received scholarships totaling $11,000.
The partnership supports college scholarships for City Utilities STEM interns and the skilled trades scholarships administered through the Questa Education Foundation.
The $5,000 Bob Clifford Scholarship, which requires a candidate volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters, went to Tanyaradzwa (Tanya) Chiwara of Indiana Tech, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major
Receiving $2,000 scholarships:
Cora Coss - Cedarville University, Civil Engineering
Hannah Simon - Purdue University Fort Wayne, Civil Engineering
Receiving $1,000 scholarships:
Kyle Vollmann - Purdue University Fort Wayne, Civil/Mechanical Engineering
Daniel Snyder - Purdue University Fort Wayne, Computer Science
Anthony Wayne Rotary and City Utilities share a common interest in providing opportunities for local students to attain higher levels of education, promote growth in the local workforce and strengthen our talent base.
Today’s scholarships went to STEM students interning for City Utilities. In 2022, the utility had more than 30 interns and more than 200 over the past 20 years. A study by American Action Forum determined that the U.S. will be short 1.1 million STEM workers in 2024. The scholarship partnership helps the utility develop and retain talent in water resources professionals who can serve City Utilities or one of the numerous firms in the area that support utility infrastructure.