During the Jan. 21st board meeting, Bill Watkins of Rogers (second from left), President of Beaver Water District’s Board of Directors, recognized University of Arkansas students L. Dave Smith of Avoca (from left), Andrew Stephens of Rogers, and Shelby Sidney of Lowell. The three are smiling because each of them received a Beaver Water District Steele-Croxton Memorial Scholarship this year.
LOWELL, Ark. — During its regularly scheduled board meeting on Jan. 21st, the Beaver Water District Board of Directors recognized the recipients of the District’s Steele-Croxton Memorial Scholarships: Andrew Stephens of Rogers, Biological Engineering-College of Engineering; Shelby Sidney of Lowell, Civil Engineering-College of Engineering; and L. Dave Smith of Avoca, Environmental, Water and Soil Science/Crop, Soil and Environmental Science, all from the University of Arkansas (UA). This year marks the second year in a row for Stephens to receive a scholarship. Emily Wood, Assistant Director of Development-UA College of Engineering, as well as Thomas Carter, UA Assistant Dean of Student Services and Student Affairs, also attended the meeting.
The scholarship, funded through voluntary contributions by Beaver Water District Board members and other interested individuals and organizations, is named for the late Joe M. Steele and the late Hardy W. Croxton, leaders and past Board members. The Memorial Scholarship Fund provides support to qualified students within the UA’s College of Engineering and College of Agriculture. The scholarship’s aim is to support students studying and exploring careers related to water.
Beaver Water District supplies drinking water from its abundant storage in Beaver Lake to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville. These cities then resell the water to nearby towns and communities. The District’s mission is to serve our customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. For information, visit www.bwdh2o.org.