FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Mayor Tom Henry joined Anthony Wayne Rotary Club members, City Utilities staff and donors to launch a new scholarship for students interested in the STEM field.
The scholarship will be set up through the Anthony Wayne Rotary Charitable Foundation. The partnership with City Utilities fits the Rotarian efforts to support clean water and education.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, the first two donors, Baker Tilly and Oakmont Development from Mike Thomas and Associates, presented checks to jump-start the program.
City Utilities has a successful internship program with more than 20 interns.
The program allows the utility to develop and retain talent in water resources professionals.
Intern alumni are filling many positions throughout the region at engineering and construction firms in related industries and critical positions with City Utilities.
More than 200 students have been interns for City Utilities in the past 20 years.
In order to receive the scholarship, you must be an intern with City Utilities first.