Teagan Zoldoske is a sophomore at Fresno State pursuing a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with minors in Math and Chemistry. She plans to work with contaminated groundwater to find ways to make it healthier for drinking and useful in agriculture. She is also a biological research aid at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Water Management Research Division.
Jacob Buck Wiley attends Texas State University in San Marcos, TX where he is working towards his Geography degree, specializing in Water Science. He currently works for a local well drilling company, and plans to continue pursuing a career in the groundwater field after completing his degree and joining the Coast Guard Reserves.
The $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year to two college-bound students who are studying to improve the groundwater industry.
Ben Everson, for whom the scholarship is named, was a long-time employee of both companies and truly committed to ongoing education. He personified the values of hard work, dedication, and belief in the promise of America's youth.
The two companies are now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. All applications are due July 1, 2013. The winners will be announced by August 1, 2013. To apply online and see more details about the winners, visit beneversonscholarship.com.
LAKOS Separators and Filtration Solutions is celebrating 40 years (1972-2012) of removing solids from water and other liquids in a variety of applications and industries. The company operates from a 120,000+ square foot manufacturing, sales, marketing and engineering headquarters in Fresno, Calif. Originally designed for groundwater and agricultural uses, LAKOS separation and filtration solutions are now also targeted to key industrial and heat transfer markets around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.lakos.com.