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Former DRBC Commissioner N.G. Kaul (New York)
N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship

N.G. Kaul served as New York Governor George Pataki's alternate on the DRBC from 1995 to 2002. He retired from the state's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in 2002 after 27 years of service to begin a new career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the director of its Hudson River field office. He died in February 2004 after a brief, but courageous, battle with cancer. 

As was noted in a DRBC resolution honoring N.G. at the time of his retirement from DEC, those who had the opportunity to work with him valued his broad vision and clear thinking, admired his ability to make tough decisions about water resource problems and to get past the bureaucracy, appreciated his conviction and candor, and especially enjoyed his fine wit.

To honor N.G.'s memory and legacy, the N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 by the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA).  NYWEA was founded in 1929 by professionals in the field of water quality as a non-profit educational organization.

The N.G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Fund will once again be awarding scholarships of $1,000 to $3,000 to students pursuing graduate or doctoral degrees in environmental/civil engineering or environmental science who show a commitment to government service. The 2017 application package is now available on the NYWEA web site.

The scholarship application deadline is February 28, 2017.