2013 Scholarship Awards
The EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 to assist Connecticut residents who are attending a college or university (in CT or out of state) and have declared majors pertinent to the environmental field. The scholarships are awarded annually to junior, senior, and graduate level students (full or part-time) enrolled in accepted programs of study leading the student to become a Technical Environmental Professional in the State of Connecticut as defined by the CT DEEP, or a professional in a related service discipline who may render technical assistance to the Technical Environmental Professional. EPOC would like to express its thanks to all the Connecticut students applying for a scholarship this year. At a recent meeting of the EPOC Scholarship Fund Committee, this year’s scholarship winners were voted on and approved. The total amount of awards for this year was $7,000. Congratulations to the following:
Joyce is a resident of Manchester and a Masters student at MIT pursuing a degree in Environmental & Water Quality Engineering. She attended Smith College as an undergraduate and received a BS in Eng. Science, has been involved with Hartford Professionals Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and has at worked at a Connecticut based consulting firm as an Engineer in Training. Joyce stated in her essay, "I believe that an advanced degree in Environmental and Water Quality Engineering will further my career aspirations, providing sharper tools for me to carve my career. EPOC’s commitment to the environmental industry aligns with my vision and career goals."
Ethan is a resident of Bristol and a senior at SUNY College Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. Ethan is majoring in Environmental Resources Engineering and completed an internship at a Connecticut based environmental and civil engineering firm this past summer. Ethan stated in his essay, "As a summer intern I have worked among geologist and engineers assisting them on various projects. I have completed several tasks, including file reviews at CT DEEP, input soil and water test results into databases, and calculated quantities of materials needed for a bid on a bridge replacement."
Chris is a resident of East Haddam and is entering his Senior year at Eastern CT State University (ECSU), majoring in Env. Earth Science. Chris has worked as a summer undergraduate research scientist at ECSU. Chris stated in his essay, "I expect to perform scientific and economic research on energy technology and usage that will one day help to shape government policy in favor of cultivating a healthy human environment. For instance, my Senior Honors Thesis will assess central CT's potential for ground source heat pump technology by looking at glacial sediments."
The EPOC Scholarship Fund is financed through the support of EPOC programs, proceeds from golf tournaments, and direct contributions from individuals and companies. EPOC is a non-profit organization, and as such, contributions to the Scholarship Fund are tax deductible for most firms. Unlike many other organizations, 100% of your contributions go in the EPOC Scholarship Fund. A committee of volunteers who support its goals and ideals manages the fund. Anyone needing additional information about the Scholarship Fund or EPOC, please contact Seth Molofsky