West End resident Caroline Hilliard was one of 16 students awarded a scholarship for academic achievement, community service and leadership by the Goulds Water Technology Professional Dealer’s Association (GPDA).
The scholarship is open to students in the U.S. and Canada whose families are professional dealers for GPDA. Hillaird’s family runs Jack’s Supply Co in Candor.
“Every year, we have the opportunity and privilege of supporting 16 young students in pursuit of their dreams in higher education,” said Susan O’Grady, director of marketing, Building Services and Agriculture, Xylem Inc. “Financial uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic still lingers for many families. Through these scholarships, we are honored to support our dealers’ families and contribute to these students’ future, success and professional development.”
GPDA is a network of independent water system professionals established in 1969 and is the industry’s oldest and largest dealers’ association.
GPDA scholarship recipients are family members of GPDA members. Since its inception, the annual GPDA scholarship program has awarded more than $348,000 to 304 recipients.