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Applications for the 2020 calendar year are now being accepted!


The RMWQAA offers a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing an education and career in the Water Quality field. Please review the application and submit your reasoning for why you should be selected to receive this educational assistance. Any questions can be answered by Lindie Aragon at laragon@cityofwestminster.us

 

Stay tuned for the 2021 Scholarship application and deadlines!

 

Introducing the 2020 RMWQAA Scholarship Winner


Greg Ching is a non-traditional student midway through a Bachelors of Applied Science in Water Quality Management at Red Rocks Community College. He has both Colorado Wastewater “D” and Water “D” plant operator licenses. He was inspired to study water after his mountain home basement flooded in the 2013 Front Range flood. Always curious about the environment, he took his first wastewater plant tour in Newark, California for a Boy Scout Environmental Science merit badge. Escaping Silicon Valley traffic in 1996, Greg began a 20-year solar electric & thermal, geothermal, and super-insulated retrofit of a 1976 home on well and septic. He worked on reducing his carbon footprint, even modifying a 2005 Prius to be a plug-in electric vehicle. Greg was given credit by State Representative Claire Levy as the inspiration for the 2010 Colorado Community Solar Gardens Act. Greg has a Bachelor of Science Engineering (Computer Systems) from Stanford University with a technology career that spanned four startups, one cooperative, and one Fortune 500 company. Greg is searching for an opening in the smart water field, preferably involving potable re-use. Greg served on the staff of MileHiGreen and Denver Green Streets on-line publications, contributing to the "Street Scene" column and other articles. Outside of his professional life, he has volunteered as a rural firefighter, participated in six Earthwatch Institute international expeditions, constructed haunted houses, hosted living room house concerts, and designed portable greenhouses. During this pandemic summer he donated over 100 lbs from his townhouse front yard garden to the Lafayette Sister Carmen food bank. 

 

Congratulations Greg!!

 

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