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AWARD: Veolia scholarship goes to Colorado School of Mines student

ARIZONA – Veolia Water Technologies sponsored a $2,000 scholarship at the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration (SME) 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibit in Phoenix. One specific criterion for the Veolia scholarship was that the applicants show an interest in pursuing a career in water-related matters within the mining industry.

Travis Borrillo-Hutter, a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines, was the proud recipient of the 2016 Veolia scholarship. He has demonstrated excellent academic marks as well as experienced firsthand the importance of water and the environment while leading a small group of students to improve water quality for several indigenous communities in the interior rainforest of Suriname by reclaiming land impacted by upstream, small scale gold mining activity.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Veolia has awarded a scholarship in addition to those that SME offers. As the world leader in water treatment, Veolia is proud to once again sponsor this scholarship that assists the educational process of a future leader in the mining industry.

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