WASDA Scholarship Recipients 2020

The WASDA Scholarship Fund Board of Directors proudly awards the following students with $1,000 to use toward higher education!  Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years based on maintaining a 3.0 GPA (or higher). The Recipients of the WASDA Scholarship for 2020 are listed below:


Alison GastonAMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe / Ductile Iron Pipe

My name is Alison Gaston and I am honored to receive the WASDA Scholarship. I am from Birmingham, Alabama and I graduated last month from Mountain Brook High School. During my time in school, I had the honor and pleasure to serve as City Mayor at Alabama Girls State, a member of the Alabama Bicentennial Student Advisory Committee, YMCA Youth in Government First Year Presiding Officer and House Floor Leader, and News Editor for the Mountain Brook High School Sword and Shield Newspaper. I also had the honor of serving as a United States Senate Page in the July 2019 session for Senator Shelby. This fall, I plan to attend the University of Alabama in the Honors College to pursue a degree in Public Relations with minors in Political Science and Criminal Justice. I would not be able to do so without the scholarship given to me by the Board of Directors for the WASDA Scholarship Fund, and I will forever be grateful for them and their generosity. 

Alison Gaston
AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe / Ductile Iron Pipe


Anna HowardSanderson Pipe Corporation

My name is Anna Howard and I’m from Clarksville, Tennessee. I’ve enjoyed being involved in high school; I’ve lettered in two sports and held leadership positions in multiple clubs. I’m graduating with highest honors as one of the top ten students in my class of over three hundred. These things, among other achievements in my church and in my community, have prepared me for success in my future endeavors. 

I plan to go to Austin Peay State University to study nursing as one of few direct-admit nursing students. I’m excited about nursing and the wide range of jobs in the field. I’m so grateful to the WASDA scholarship committee for granting me this awesome opportunity.

Anna Howard
Sanderson Pipe Corporation


Lucie LeBlanc, EGW Water and Plumbing

My name is Lucie LeBlanc from Brookhaven, Mississippi. I am attending Mississippi State University, and I want to accomplish so much in these next four years. First, I want to earn my Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering and earn a Global Engineering Leadership Minor. During my undergraduate years, I want to become very involved. I hope to join a sorority in the fall and contribute to charity events and other activities held by the sisterhood. I also would like to enter multiple student organizations and clubs, such as the Episcopal Student Group (Canterbury), soccer intramurals, and student government. I seek to study abroad while at Mississippi State University and join a research team. I am very excited about this next stage of my life and plan on making the most of my opportunities. I would like to thank the WASDA Scholarship Committee for selecting me and helping me accomplish my goals.

Go Bulldogs!

Lucie LeBlanc
EGW Water and Plumbing


Chloe ThompsonInfiltrator Water Technologies

Hello!  My name is Chloe Thompson and I am from Madison, CT.  I have lived in Madison for all of my life and recently graduated from Daniel Hand High School.  In high school, I played soccer, ran track, and was a member of the show choir and student council.  Next year I will be continuing my studies at The University of Chicago where I plan to major in Public Policy and minor in Spanish.  After UChicago, I hope to attend law school with the goal of becoming a civil rights lawyer.

Chloe Thompson
Infiltrator Water Technologies


Abby ScottAMERICAN Flow Control / Division of ACIPCO

Abby Scott finished ranked fourth in her class at Pace High School with a GPA of 4.79. She was a part of her school’s Student Government Association for three years, through which she created and organized the Primary Pony Pals project to provide high school mentors for at-risk students at S.S. Dixon Primary School in Pace, Florida. Over the course of three years, they were able to provide 90 children with a Pony Pal. She was a member of the BETA Club all four years of high school and a member of the National Honor Society for two years. Abby has logged over 300 volunteer hours through serving in her church, dance studio, and local primary school.

Abby will be attending Florida State University in the fall. As of right now, she will be studying Biomedical Engineering with a goal of applying to medical school. Her dream is to work in pediatrics and serve children.

Abby Scott
AMERICAN Flow Control / Division of ACIPCO