Considering the quality and quality of applications, the Chapter increased this year’s scholarship budget to $7,500 (which was typically distributed up to $6,500 a year in up to six scholarships categories). The Mid-Atlantic Chapter received six (6) applications for the 2022 Scholarship Program. There were four (4) Category I applicants and two (2) Category IA applicants. Olivia Ozbolt received a very high score by the Chapter Evaluation Committee and was awarded a well deserving $2,000 George L. Winfield Memorial Chapter Scholarship Award. She plans to attend University of Maryland for Business Finance. Her sponsor father is a Chapter member who works as an Engineering Support Technician for Howard County Government. The Chapter voted to forward Olivia’s Category 1 application to the SWANA National Headquarters for a chance of an additional scholarship.
For each of the three remaining Category I candidates: Luke Gutberlet was awarded an amount of $1,500; Lily Landis was also awarded $1,500 and Thomas Sprague was awarded $750.
Luke plans to be an Engineer and is attending Drexel University. He is sponsored by his father, Mark, who is a Chapter member and works as Vice President for EA Engineering.
Lily plans to pursue General Studies at Cecil College. She is sponsored by her father, Jeffrey, who is a Chapter member and works as a Senior Engineer for Maryland Environmental Service.
Thomas plans to pursue University Studies at Miami University. He is sponsored by his father, Steve, who is a Chapter member and works as a Project Manager for Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority.
For each of the two Category IA candidates: Declan Landis was awarded an amount of $1,250; and Matthew Romero was awarded $500.
Declan, a top winner last year, is pursuing Journalism at Temple University. He is sponsored by his father, Jeffrey, who is a Chapter member and works as a Senior Engineer for Maryland Environmental Service.
Mathew plan to pursue Civil Engineering at Rudolph-Macon College. He is sponsored by his mother, Meg, who is a Chapter member and works as Recycling & Litter Control Superintendent for Charles County Government.
Congratulations to Olivia, Luke, Lily, Thomas, Declan, and Mathew! The Chapter’s July newsletter will feature the scholarship winner(s) on the front page.
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