New York American Water Awards North Shore High School Student Prestigious Scholarship

Glen Head, 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 Michael McGrath of Glen Head 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 Michael on all of his achievements, both academically and in athletics,” 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 give back to the water industry and the communities that rely on it.”

Michael is a senior at North Shore High School and he is one of five recipients of this scholarship throughout the New York American Water Service area. He will be attending SUNY Maritime in the fall and will be majoring in mechanical engineering.

While attending North Shore High School, Michael excelled on the varsity wrestling team and received the varsity athletic award for wrestling. He volunteered with North Shore HS youth wrestling to mentor youth wrestlers and with the Teeth of the Dog Wrestling Club, assisting club coaches with youth wrestlers. He was also a community volunteer with the United Methodist Church, supported the annual pumpkin patch, Easter egg hunt, and operation Christmas child, and worked for Golden Eye Construction and served as a Caddie at the Engineers Country Club.


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