The University of Idaho Environmental Science & Water Resources Program is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Avista-Waters of the West Scholarship.
Doctoral student Becky Rittenburg will receive $3,000, and Patrick Johnson, a concurrent master’s and JD student, will be awarded $2,000. Avista awards the scholarships in recognition of Rittenburg and Johnson’s accomplishments and in support of their studies in the Waters of the West – Water Resources Program. Avista contributes $5,000 each academic year to fund a scholarship for one or more graduate students in the program whose research project is in one of the watersheds in Avista’s service territory.
“We are a hydro-based utility, so we rely on water for about half of our power generation,” said Paul Kimmell, Palouse-area regional business manager for Avista. “Because of that reliance, Avista’s legacy of environmental stewardship, commitment to social responsibility and sound management of our watersheds are essential parts of our role as a community partner.”