Amid the crush of vendors and host of professional presentations at AWWA's ACE16 event in Chicago last month, there was another event: Carollo Engineers' presentation of the first Bryant L. Bench Scholarship to Stetson Bassett, from Utah State University.
The scholarship was established in honor of Carollo Engineers' Water Practice Director, Bryant Bench, who combined elegant engineering with innovative treatment concepts to improve drinking water quality for millions of people across the country. Bryant was also a mentor and teacher who established trust, integrity, and development "Benchmarks" for everyone he worked with and for.
To be eligible for the Bryant L. Bench Scholarship, applicants must be pursuing a Master's degree in a water engineering-related field and have shown a passion and dedication to providing innovative solutions to the world's water challenges. The scholarship is a one-time $10,000 award that students can use to complete or further their education in their chosen field.
Congratulations to Stetson, and thank you to everyone who helped make this award possible!