(WESTERVILLE, OH — March 28, 2022) The Groundwater Foundation has announced that groundwater and hydrogeology consulting firm, S.S. Papadopulos & Associates (SSP&A) will once again be sponsoring its Farvolden Scholarships in 2022 and 2023.

The Farvolden Scholarships were created the in memory of Dr. Robert Farvolden, former professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Waterloo and former Director of Science and Technology at the National Ground Water Association.

The $1000 scholarships are awarded annually to four full-time undergraduate and graduate students who submit a presentation at the National Ground Water Association’s Science & Engineering Forum at Groundwater Week. The students’ presentations will be evaluated by two or more judges and the four students with the highest scores receive Farvolden Scholarships.

Students who submit abstracts must be enrolled in programs which are groundwater industry-related, such as hydrogeology, water resource management, environmental engineering, or water well construction.

SSP&A is one the world’s leading groundwater and hydrogeology consulting firms with offices in both the United States and Canada. SSP&A is also a long-time supporter of The Groundwater Foundation and the previous sponsor of the Farvolden Scholarships.

“We are thrilled to have the support of S.S. Papadopulos in helping lift-up the next generation of groundwater professionals,” said National Ground Water Association CEO Terry S. Morse, CAE, CIC. “By supporting students, we not only secure a better future for our industry but a better future for groundwater use and management around the world.”

The National Ground Water Association has been operating The Groundwater Foundation since 2020.

For more information or additional comments, please contact Ben Frech at bfrech@ngwa.org, or call (614) 898-7791, ext. 1570.

About The Groundwater Foundation

The Groundwater Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to connect people, businesses, and communities through local groundwater education and action, making us all part of the solution for clean, sustainable groundwater. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has offered various education and action opportunities for youth and adults.

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