Two local Pennsylvania students win national scholarship from Goulds Water Technology

Two local Pennsylvania students win national scholarship from Goulds Water Technology

Local students each receive $1,500 award from 2021 GPDA scholarship program


AUBURN, N.Y., – (Sept. 30, 2021) – Goulds Water Technology, a Xylem brand, has announced this year’s recipients of the Goulds Professional Dealers Association (GPDA) scholarships. Sixteen students across the United States will each receive a $1,500 scholarship, totaling $24,000. Recipients were chosen based on academic standing, volunteerism and leadership skills. As a resource for GPDA members, the scholarship emphasizes the company’s support and commitment to independent dealers. The scholarships will help students obtain higher education at college or technical school.


Pennsylvania area students Christopher Nagle (Hermitage, Pennsylvania) and Jason Neidigh (Shippensburg, Pennsylvania) are two of 16 students being awarded a scholarship for academic achievement, community service and leadership by the Goulds Water Technology Professional Dealer’s Association (GPDA). The scholarship is open to students in the U.S. and Canada.


“Every year, we have the opportunity and privilege of supporting 16 young students in pursuit of their dreams in higher education,” said Susan O’Grady, director of marketing, Building Services and Agriculture, Xylem Inc. “Financial uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic still lingers for many families. Through these scholarships, we are honored to support our dealers’ families and contribute to these students’ future, success and professional development.”


GPDA is a network of independent water system professionals established in 1969 and is the industry’s oldest and largest dealers’ association. The professional network provides independent dealers with extensive technical and product training and has graduated more than 20,000 dealers and distributors from its education center. GPDA scholarship recipients are family members of GPDA members. Since its inception, the annual GPDA scholarship program has awarded more than $348,000 to 304 recipients.


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About the Goulds Professional Dealers Association (GPDA)

Founded in 1969, the Goulds Professional Dealers Association (GPDA) has been helping professional pump installers grow their businesses by providing tools, education and support. This support allows professional installers to provide the best possible service and translate the quality and reliability of the Goulds Water Technology brand into stronger sales and happy customers.