MSD Offers Minority Scholarships

By on April 13, 2018

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) have teamed up to create scholarships for the Environmental Resource Training Center (ERTC) of SIUE.  MSD is offering a limited number of academic scholarships to women and minority candidates who reside within the District’s service area.

The scholarship will provide $3,500 toward tuition and fees to attend the ERTC Water Quality Control Operations Program for the school year of 2018-2019.  The ERTC program emphasizes practical training in drinking water and wastewater treatment.  During the 11 month program students will get hands-on experience in labs and treatment shops as well as a work-study internship at a treatment plant and water facility.

MSD and SIUE will have an informational session on Monday, May 14, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at MSD’s Administrative office located at 2350 Market Street in downtown St. Louis.

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Minority Scholarship recipient & now full-time MSD employee:

Created in 1954, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) works every day to protect the public’s health and the natural environment through effective wastewater and stormwater management strategies. MSD is responsible for the public sewer system that homes and businesses connect to through lateral lines. Through a labyrinth of connected sewers, wastewater is transported to one of seven sewer treatment plants – nearly 7,000 miles of sewers in all.


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