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.