N. G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship

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N. G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship, 2017 Scholarship Application Package

N. G. KaulN.G. Kaul was a highly respected engineer, an immigrant from India who fulfilled the American dream of opportunity realized. He had a distinguished career in public service, first with New York City and then with the New York State DEC, rising to the position of Director of the Division of Water in 1992. That service was capped, upon his retirement in 2002, by his appointment as Director of the USEPA effort to implement the dredging of PCB-polluted sediments in the Hudson River. He died in February of 2004.

The N. G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Fund will be offering up to $5000 in scholarships to students pursuing graduate or doctoral degrees in environmental/civil engineering or environmental science concentrating on water quality who show a commitment to government service.

Application deadline is February 28, 2017. Print Application.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Please provide all the information requested in the application. Only typed essays will be accepted. Provide a letter on college stationary verifying enrollment or acceptance in a college environmental program.
  2. Provide Letters of Recommendation (minimum of two).
  3. Provide an official transcript.
  4. Provide two (2) requested essays (see below).
  5. Provide a copy of your resume.
  6. Submit your completed application no later than February 28 to The N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Fund, New York Water Environment Association, 525 Plum Street, Suite 102, Syracuse, New York 13204. Awards will be announced in the Spring.

Scholarship Policy and Procedures

The N.G. Kaul Scholarships are awarded annually to college students pursuing graduate or doctoral degrees in environmental/civil engineering or environmental science concentrating on water quality who also demonstrate a commitment to government service.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  1. Interest in Government Service (Essay): Demonstrates a commitment to pursue a career in government service,
  2. Career Objective (Essay): Relevance of career objective to the environmental field related to water quality,
  3. Academic Potential: Grade Point Average and difficulty of courses taken,
  4. Other Activities: Activities in programs and organizations demonstrating leadership abilities, and
  5. Character: Demonstrates an overall sense of good moral character and citizenship.
President Mark Koester presents Ethan Bodnaruk with NG Kaul Scholarship Certificate
President Mark Koester presents Ethan Bodnaruk with NG Kaul Scholarship Certificate.

L-R Tony DellaValle, Patricia Cerro-Reehil, Bob McPhillips, Lauren McPhillips (2013 winner), Mark Koester and Thomas Lauro
L-R Tony DellaValle, Patricia Cerro-Reehil, Bob McPhillips, Lauren McPhillips (2013 winner), Mark Koester and Thomas Lauro

Mark Koester and Lauren McPhillips, 2013 Scholarship Recipient
Mark Koester and Lauren McPhillips, 2013 Scholarship Recipient.

Helen Dahlke is one of two winners for the 2010 NG Kaul Scholarship
Helen Dahlke is one of two winners for the 2010 NG Kaul Scholarship.