Texas A&M University signage advertising their new campus water conservation project with strategic partners SSC Services for Education and Weathermatic.
A life changing opportunity
Do you remember a college experience that changed your life forever? Something that caused you to think differently or understand the world better or connect your degree plans with real-world needs?
Everyone who goes on one of our Save Water | Give Life well drilling trips to Central America has that kind of experience. Team members return home excited to be more water-conscious in their home lives and at work – some even start their own water charities! – all because they’ve seen the global water crisis up close and they feel a great need to make a difference.
This is why Weathermatic and SSC Services for Education have created a new scholarship program for students at Texas A&M University and Tarleton University.
Connecting campus and village
The universities have both initiated campus-wide landscape water conservation programs, funded in partnership by the Wells Fargo Foundation, that incorporate upgrading the campus irrigation timers to a cloud-based irrigation control system with weather-based scheduling. The upgrades are expected to save an estimated 100,000,000 gallons of water every year.
To build student awareness of their campuses’ conservation efforts, Weathermatic and SSC are offering a full trip scholarship to one student from each university who demonstrates passion and ideas for solving the world water crisis through conservation on campus and abroad. The trip will give scholarship students an opportunity to develop links between their academic area of study and real-world experience while serving in the poorest country in Central America.
Putting education into action
The strategic partners involved in the campus conservation project and the scholarship program – SSC, Wells Fargo, and Weathermatic – are all deeply committed to increasing sustainability on the Texas campuses. Working closely with employees from these companies and village residents on the well drilling trip, students will gain priceless experience and relationships that will enhance their studies in an unforgettable way.