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Macomb Community College student awarded scholarship from Michigan Water Environment Association

– Friday, July 17, 2020 10:00AM

Sarah Schwartz, 20, of Clinton Township, an environmental sciences student at Macomb Community College, was awarded the Jack H. Wagner Scholarship from the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA). The $5,000 scholarship supports local students seeking a career in water resource recovery and treatment.

To qualify for the scholarship, Schwartz had to be enrolled in a Michigan college or university, maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and write an essay reflecting her career aspirations and how she envisions using her education to enhance water quality.

“I’ve always been an environmentalist and want to make a difference in the world,” said Schwartz. “This scholarship means I’ll have no financial worries for my education. It means security.”

Schwartz is currently an intern at the Warren Water Recovery Facility. She plans to graduate from Macomb in December and then transfer to Oakland University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences.

MWEA, established in 1925, represents more than 2,000 water quality professionals statewide who are dedicated to preserving, restoring and enhancing Michigan's water resources. MWEA is a member association of the Water Environment Federation, an international organization with more than 34,000 members worldwide.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 38,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is one of the largest grantors of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.


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