The Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC) has awarded a $1,500 Legacy of Learning Scholarship to University of South Carolina (USC) student Tyler Kirkland of Camden. The Legacy of Learning Scholarship was established to encourage students pursuing a career in the environmental field. Kirkland,is a rising senior majoring in chemical engineering at USC with a 3.3 grad point average.
Kirkland said she is interested in using her chemical engineering degree to protect and preserve the environment and waterways of South Carolina.
"This scholarship awarded to me by the Water Environment Association of South Carolina will not only allow me to continue my education, but also afford me the opportunity to share my passion for the environment with others," she said.
Kirkland said she especially would like to thank the WEASC, as well as her father, Richard Kirkland, who has worked at the City of Camden wastewater treatment plant for 12 years and is a member of WEASC.
WEASC is a community of professionals that serves more than 3,000 members across 10 districts throughout the state. WEASC is also affiliated with the Water Environment Federation which is composed of affiliates and members throughout the world.