2021 PEP Science and Technology Scholarship Recipient Announced

Partners for Environment Protection (PEP) Board of Directors are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 PEP Science and Technology Scholarship. This scholarship was established to support employees of PEP member companies and their dependents. It allows PEP to invest in and support educational opportunities in the fields of engineering and environmental sciences to expose students to critical environmental issues involving the Gulf Coast.

2021 Scholarship Recipient

Riley McGlasson, Southern Methodist University
Majors: Engineering Management Science and Chemistry

2021 PEP Scholarship recipient

Riley is currently a junior at Southern Methodist University. She is double majoring in Engineering Management Sciences and Chemistry. Based on her studies, Riley has found that as the field of biotechnology grows, science has moved from a qualitative field to a quantitative field. Riley hopes to take what she has learned to solve many of our modern-day environmental issues such as pollution after she graduates.

Join us in congratulating Riley on her award, and learn more about her in the video below!


Are you interested in applying for the PEP Scholarship?

Each year, PEP will award up to three $1,000 individual scholarships to students who meet the scholarship criteria and are enrolled in a two or four year college or university pursuing a degree or advanced degree in:

  • environmental science
  • environmental planning
  • environmental engineering

or other related science fields of study, including, but not limited to:

  • marine science
  • geoscience
  • fisheries science
  • forestry
  • estuarine science and management

PEP believes that successful business and community quality of life are dependent on innovation and an understanding and respect for our coastal environments and natural resources. To that end, PEP seeks to invest in and support educational opportunities in the engineering and environmental sciences to expose students to critical issues involving the Gulf Coast, encourage innovation in the work place, and promote further improvements of best practices that have a positive impact on our environment and resources. Local internships with our members and partners may be available to scholarship recipients. Scholarship recipients are welcome and encouraged to attend PEP events and meet experienced leaders in their fields, further encouraging the best and the brightest in these fields to remain as vital members of our Gulf Coast economy.

The Community Foundation will administer and select the recipients of the scholarships based on criteria established by the PEP Board of Directors.

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