New York American Water Awards Cambridge Central School Student Prestigious Scholarship

Cambridge, N.Y. (June 7, 2019)—Through its partnership with the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC-NY), New York American Water recently awarded Daniel Blanchfield of Cambridge a scholarship amounting to $3,000. This is the eighth consecutive year that New York American Water has offered scholarships to high school students within its service area who are passionate about the water industry.

“We congratulate Daniel on all of his achievements, both academically and athletically,” said Lynda DiMenna, president of New York American Water. “We wish him much success as he continues his education and pursues a career that will protect our most valuable resource - water.”

Daniel is a senior at Cambridge Central School, and he is one of five recipients of this scholarship throughout the New York American Water Service area. He will be attending Hood College in the fall and will be majoring in marine biology.

While attending Cambridge Central School, Daniel was heavily involved in extracurricular activities including the National honor society and Student Council. He served as the varsity soccer captain, and played varsity basketball, varsity indoor and outdoor track, and varsity lacrosse – where he was awarded the region’s most defensive player. Daniel volunteered regularly in the community and participated in the 2018 leadership program with American Legion Boys State.


New York American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water company in New York, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 350,000 people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  The company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting