The Scholarship Committee seeks to promote and foster interest in the fields of water and the environment and develop a fair selection process for awarding scholarships to the most qualified candidate(s) planning to enter or already in a study program in these fields. Applications of students in the Capital region that overflow from the State level are canvassed, reviewed and voted on to receive, and up to two scholarships are awarded annually equaling $500/each.
The student must be enrolled in an environmental related curriculum at the undergraduate level (such as, but not limited to, biology, forestry, chemistry, engineering, and water/wastewater treatment). Awards will be distributed on academic, extracurricular and community activities, references, and personal goals.
From 2000 to 2011 this scholarship was named the R. Paul Farrell Jr. Scholarship. 2020 we will be continuing this offering in honor to Paul Farrell. Paul Farrell was the "grandfather" of the grinder pump and worked for E-one corporation.
Paul Farrell has dedicated over 3 decades of his professional career to grinder pumps and pressure sewers. In the 1960's Paul was tasked with designing a pump able to handle residential wastwater. The result was the grinder pump with all of the essential features of the present day E/One unit. He spent the next two decades working on the world's first commercially available grinder pump.