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her graduate degree. She hopes to conduct research to inform the way water is used in the Mountain West
and the impact of climate change on the region. She is interested in connecting with RMSAWWA members
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denver Water created the Centennial Scholarship to benefit a Colorado student who has serious interest in
the fields of water delivery, water quality, water reclamation, or water reuse. This year, Denver Water selected
Esperanza Garcia, a sophomore at the University of Colorado Boulder who is studying Environmental
Design and Architecture. Although only in her second year of college, Garcia can clearly see her future
in the architectural community with a goal of designing low-income housing with grey water systems in
diverse and underserved communities. She would like to use water technologies for conservation and share
the information with her Denver community. Garcia is interested in getting involved with RMSAWWA and
can be reached at email@example.com.
Raftelis Charitable Foundation provides two scholarships annually to the AWWA Scholarship program that
encourage students in technology, finance, law, policy, and communications to consider the water industry
as a career. Eleanor Hasenbeck received one of the Raftelis scholarships this year to assist in achieving her
Master of Water Resources with a concentration in policy and management. She is a resident of Glenwood
Springs, Colorado, and attends the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Hasenbeck has worked as
a reporter covering wildlife, coal, local government, and water for several Colorado newspapers, which
piqued her interest in writing full-time for the Colorado River District. She has hopes that her degree in
water resources will propel her into the public sector to coordinate water projects or to develop plans and
policies to steward water resources. Hasenbeck may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Barnes, a University of Wyoming student pursuing a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering,
is the 2021 Larson Aquatic Support Scholarship recipient. This scholarship is offered by AWWA in honor
of Dr. Thurston Larson to annually provide a $7,000 award to a doctoral student and a $5,000 award to a
master’s student who are interested in careers in the fields of corrosion control, treatment and distribution
of domestic and industrial water supplies, aquatic chemistry, and/or environmental chemistry. Barnes’ goal
is to pursue a Ph.D. in either Civil or Chemical Engineering. He chose the University of Wyoming primar-ily
because of its cutting-edge research opportunities in industrial water treatment, which has interested
him for several years. He is also the recipient of the 2020 American Membrane Technology Association Ian
C. Watson Fellowship for Membrane Advancement. Joseph is interested in connecting with RMSAWWA
members and may be reached at email@example.com.
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