New York American Water Awards Valley Stream South High School Student Prestigious Scholarship

Valley Stream, 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 Nicole Casillo of Valley Stream 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 Nicole on all of her achievements and applaud her interest in diversifying STEM programs,” said Lynda DiMenna, president of New York American Water. “We wish her the best of luck as she continues her education and pursues a career in teaching to foster future members of the water industry.”

Nicole is a senior at Valley Stream South High School and she is one of five recipients of this scholarship throughout the New York American Water Service area. She will be attending St. John’s University in the fall and will be majoring in education with a focus on chemistry.

While attending Valley Stream South High School, Nicole was heavily involved in extracurricular activities including the National, Language, Science, History and Math honor societies. Nicole was also involved in the key club, cultural society and world of difference. She participated in varsity kick-line and was the manager of the varsity basketball and track teams. She also volunteered with the NYC Department of Sanitation as clerical assistant for the First Deputy Commissioner.


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