In January 2019, the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association (LSPRA) announced the recipients of an Elmeryl Davies Memorial Scholarship for 2018. This is the fourth year the LSRPA has awarded the $2,000 scholarships, which are named after the late wife of Julian Davies, a founding member of the LSRPA.
To qualify for the scholarship, students must be in their junior or senior year of a four-year accredited geoscience or engineering program and interested in pursuing a career in the environmental field. The applicants were evaluated based on their academic achievements, their work experience and involvement in other activities, academic and professional references, and a statement of their career goals.
Melissa Barnes, a senior at Susquehanna University, was awarded the LSRPA scholarship last year. A dual major in earth and environmental sciences, and environmental studies, she has a 3.84 cumulative average and has made the Dean’s List each semester. She also was awarded the Susquehanna Scholarship for academic achievement.
Rebecca Eustice, a senior at Rutgers-Newark, is majoring in geoscience engineering with a 3.89 cumulative average. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Middlesex County College and the Tau Sigma National Honor Society at Rutgers. She has been interested in a career in site remediation since she became aware of a Superfund site in her hometown of South Plainfield.
Paula Heredia, a senior at NJIT, is majoring in civil engineering with a 3.77 cumulative average. She is president of NJIT’s student chapter of the American Water Works Association. Proud of her Columbian heritage, her career goal is to become a licensed environmental engineer.
Laurel Klein, a senior at Stockton University, is majoring in environmental science with a 3.85 cumulative average. Laurel had a summer internship with the New Jersey Division of Military and Veterans Affairs and is interested in a career involving air quality, GIS applications, and field work.
Dillon Meike, a junior at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, is majoring in civil engineering with a 3.77 cumulative average. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Engineers Without Borders. He looks forward to a career in site remediation and wastewater treatment.
Brittany Washington, a senior at Rutgers-Newark, is majoring in geoscience engineering with a 3.55 cumulative average. A Newark native, Brittany has a passion for geology, math and geophysics and had an internship at the University of Maryland, where she analyzed seismic data from southern Antarctica.
Jilian Whiting, a senior at Cornell University, is majoring in environmental engineering with a 3.87 cumulative average. She made the Dean’s List in each of her semesters at Cornell and has had summer internships at Matrix New World and Langan Engineering.