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Published on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 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 minority candidates within the District’s service area.

MSD will award two scholarships that will provide $3,500 towards each recipient’s tuition and fees to attend the ERTC Water Quality Control Operations Program for the 2015-2016 school years.  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.  Upon completion of the program students will receive continuing education units and will receive education credits applicable to a certification as a drinking water or wastewater treatment system operators.

Details are still being finalized on when the scholarships will be awarded. However MSD and SIUE will have an informational session with initial details on how to apply on Wednesday, June, 3rd. The session begins at 10:00 AM at MSD’s Administrative office located at 2350 Market Street in downtown St. Louis.