Covanta, a sustainable materials management and provider of environmental solutions based in Chester, Pennsylvania, has contributed to The Chester Environmental Partnership (CEP) scholarship program providing $20,000 worth of financial support for deserving students.
"Without Covanta's contributions to the CEP scholarship fund our students would not be able to meet the financial demands of higher education," says Horace Strand, chairperson of the CEP. "The scholarship, originally created by Covanta, garners overwhelming appreciation from both parents and students who are incredibly grateful and sometimes tearful, to think that in their own community there is an opportunity like this available."
Each year for the last 15 years, the CEP awards scholarships to deserving local high school and college students to assist in continued education. Eight students were selected to receive scholarships for the 2022 program. The students will attend Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Neumann, Rutgers, Howard, Drexel and Alvernia Universities.
"Covanta is proud to work with the CEP to recognize the achievements of these hardworking students and support their educational ambitions in a tangible way," says Don Cammarata, area asset manager for Covanta. "Investing in the educational future of Chester's best and brightest is part and parcel to our mission of Protecting Tomorrow, especially in the communities in which we operate."
Covanta says its Delaware Valley operation in Pennsylvania reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1.1 million tons of carbon dioxide annually. The facility produces 87 megawatts of renewable electricity, enough to power 54,000 homes while recovering and recycling 60,000 tons of metals annually.
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