USPCI Inc. will award three $1,000 scholarships to Tooele County students this spring. Seniors from Dugway, Grantsville and Tooele high schools are eligible to compete on the basis of environmental essays.

USPCI, a subsidiary of Union Pacific, employs about 100 people at its Grassy Mountain facility in the west desert and has regional offices in Lake Point. The company is involved in treatment, disposal, analysis and transportation of hazardous industrial wastes.