John Lake, president of Rain for Rent, the largest liquid-handling equipment rental company in the United States specializing in bypass pumping, filtration systems, irrigation and dewatering equipment solutions, last week announced that Rain for Rent is expanding its student scholarship program to students attending four universities with North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) student chapters. The four universities are Arizona State, Louisiana Tech, Michigan State and Pennsylvania State.
Since 1989, Rain for Rent has awarded more than $220,000 in scholarships to students studying fluid dynamics and related topics. Four $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to qualified under-graduate students to help them pursue a career in fluid dynamics, pumping, and trenchless technology.
Lauren Webber from Penn State University, Cory Street from Arizona State University, Lance Tyson from Louisiana Tech University, and Matthew Merrill from Michigan State University were awarded the scholarships at the No-Dig/NASTT trade show in April 2005. These students have completed their sophomore year of college and are currently enrolled in their junior year. They are in good standing with the NASTT student chapter and the university.
In other Rain for Rent news, the company finalized its acquisition of Hinson Pump Rental, Charlotte, N.C., founded in 1992 by the William Hinson family. Hinson Pump Rental is one of the top pump rental suppliers in the Southeastern United States.