New York American Water Awards Wellington C. Mepham High School Student Prestigious Scholarship

North Bellmore, 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 Jacob Lashin of North Bellmore 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 Jacob on all of his achievements, both academically and through his work within the community,” said Lynda DiMenna, president of New York American Water. “We wish him nothing but the best of luck as he continues his education and pursues a career that will give back to the water industry and everyone and everything that relies on it.”

Jacob is a senior at Wellington C. Mepham High School and he is one of five recipients of this scholarship throughout the New York American Water Service area. He will be attending Cornell University in the fall and will be majoring in material science and engineering.

While attending Wellington C. Mepham High School, Jacob was heavily involved in extracurricular activities including the National and Science honor societies, and won the Rensselaer Medal. He was an AP Scholar with Distinction and a tutor for My Test Edge and the Peer Tutor Program. He participated in varsity football and varsity badminton, and was a member of Mepham Sports Booster. Jacob was a member of the LEO Club, a community service organization associated with the Lion’s Club, the science club, the math team in the Nassau County Interscholastic Mathematics League, and a world of difference club. Additionally, he volunteered his time with the Nassau University Medical Center in the orthopedic, cardiology, pharmacy and lab departments, and he volunteered with the North Bellmore fire department, providing weekly maintenance and service to the department’s buildings and vehicles. He gained leadership experience and a hard work ethic by serving as a counselor-in-training at Camp Iconic.


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