The Joseph A. DiPietro Memorial Scholarship was
established in 2003 in memory of respected businessman and longtime
Portland Water District Trustee, Joe DiPietro. Joseph A. DiPietro
served on the Portland Water District Board from 1988 to 2003 and
owned DiPietroís Sandwich Shop on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. He
was very active in the community and committed to youth, family, and
education. When he wasnít working at his store or representing
local residents on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees, he
could be found volunteering through the Boys and Girls Club, St.
Peterís Roman Catholic Church, or the Lions Club.
The scholarship will be awarded
to an individual in a Portland Water District member community who
demonstrates financial need, academic excellence, a commitment to
the community, and a desire to improve public health and the
Students must demonstrate financial need.
live in a PWD member community (Portland, South Portland,
Westbrook, Windham, Gorham, Raymond, Cumberland, Falmouth,
Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth).
- Students must
have a declared major that is related to PWDís mission to protect
public health and the environment (e.g., environmental studies,
sciences, engineering, medical, dental, trades, public
- Preference will
be given to a student that attends or plans to attend an
accredited college or university (University of
Southern Maine, University of New England, Southern Maine
Community College) in PWDís member communities.
be given on a one-time basis; not "renewable."
be given to students that demonstrate educational excellence
through GPA, SAT, academic honors, etc.
be given to students that demonstrate a commitment to the
community through volunteer efforts.
be given to applicants that are the first in their family to
Funds must be
used towards tuition.
scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student. The
scholarship committee, a sub committee of the Board of Trustees,
will review applications in the summer and award the scholarship
in September. To apply, students must complete the application by
the public relations office if you
have further questions.
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