From the Dublin San Ramon Services District:
Graduating high school seniors, living in and attending high school in the DSRSD service area, are eligible to apply for the $2,000 James B. Kohnen Scholarship. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and plan to attend college full-time to study a field related to water resources such as water/wastewater technician, engineering, chemistry, agricultural or urban water supply, environmental studies, or public administration associated with resources management.
The District recently extended the scholarship application deadline to midnight on Tuesday, April 30. The application and additional information can be found on the District’s website at http://www.dsrsd.com/Education/kohnenscholarship.html.
Students must submit the following materials with the application: two letters of recommendation on official school or business letterhead; an official sealed high school transcript, through December of 2012 (the student’s senior year); and a 500-word essay describing why the student intends to study a field related to water. The application and associated materials should be submitted to the DSRSD/Kohnen Scholarship Program, 7051 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568.
About James B. Kohnen
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Mr. Kohnen was elected to DSRSD’s Board in 1992. During his tenure he was instrumental in many of the District’s key achievements: developing water service for the Dougherty Valley; bringing recycled water to the Tri-Valley; expanding water, wastewater, and recycled water services to east Dublin; expanding the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility; and expanding the Livermore-Amador Valley Water Management Agency pipeline that transports treated wastewater to the San Francisco Bay.
Mr. Kohnen was a lifelong learner, earning two bachelor degrees, two master’s degrees, and a doctorate. He also taught at San Leandro High School, the University of Phoenix, and St. Mary’s College. This scholarship in his name honors his memory.