Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission announced June 18 that eight children of Commission employees have been awarded scholarships through the Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund is supported by contributions from the Berger family, employees and retirees of WSSC.
Approximately $10,000 in scholarships was awarded to the following students:
Andrea Crowe Lock Haven University
Daniel Crowe Lock Haven University
Sanchita Gupta University of Virginia
Amber Kelly Salisbury University
Thomas Lilly, III Georgia Institute of Technology
Theresa Russell University of Maryland College Park
Natelie Tobery Shepherd University
Christina Venanzi Stevenson University
The Robert G. Berger Memorial Scholarship Fund serves as an opportunity for WSSC to support higher education. Formerly known as the WSSC Employee Scholarship Fund, it was renamed to honor the memory of Commissioner Robert G. Berger upon his passing in April 2003. Commissioner Berger was appointed to the Commission from Montgomery County in 1993 and served until 2001. A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, he was a tremendous advocate of higher education and played a pivotal role in creating the WSSC Scholarship Fund.