Arizona grants $14,000 worth of scholarships to students of Arizona colleges and community colleges. Contact Arizona Section Staff
for more information.
Lloyd Douglas Scholarships
Four $1,000 scholarships (one for each Atlantic Canadian province: NS, NB, NL, PEI). Applicant must be pursuing a university degree in engineering/science or college diploma in water/wastewater field.
The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association is offering both undergraduate and graduate scholarships
for the 2016-2017 academic year for students interested in a career in a drinking water related field.
The Section is offering four $2500 scholarships for those pursuing a two-year or four-year college degree program. It is offering two $5000 scholarships for those pursuing graduate studies at the Masters or Doctorate levels.
Undergraduate scholarships are applicable to community college or four-year college programs, including (not limited to) water/ wastewater treatment plant operator, field/ distribution system operator, chemistry or lab tech, biology/ecology, environmental or civil engineering, mechanical/electrical/plumbing trades, etc.
Graduate scholarships are for students pursuing advanced education suitable for a career in drinking water, including (not limited to) environmental or civil engineering, chemistry, environmental sciences, public administration, finance/economics, etc.
Thanks to the generosity of the Associates Committee and especially the Section Enhancers, applications are now being accepted for the CTAWWA Associates Committee Scholarship Programs for CTAWWA members or their children/dependents, who have not previously been awarded a CTAWWA scholarship. High School seniors and students currently enrolled in an education program beyond the secondary level in a 2 year, 4 year or graduate program are eligible. Student members of CTAWWA are also eligible. Application deadline is Friday, March 17, 2017.
General Scholarship Application
Waterworks Career Scholarship Application
Please see the Associates Committee for additional details on the scholarship program and section enhancement.
In addition CTAWWA and CWWA have established a scholarship for eligible high school students that shall be administered through the Scholarship and Awards Committee. CWWA Scholarship Application
Each year, the Roy W. Likins Scholarship Committee
awards a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $10,000 in scholarships. The scholarships are distributed in $1,000 or $2,000 increments to deserving Florida students, either in undergraduate or graduate school.
- The Georgia Section American Water Works Association awards two $1,500 non-renewable scholarships annually to members of GAWWA or their children. These scholarships are designated as follows: One scholarship will be awarded for studies at a four-year college or university and one scholarship will be awarded exclusively for studies at a vocational, technical or trade school.
- The Georgia Association of Water Professionals maintains three separate scholarship funds. Each of these funds is intended to assist deserving students in their further training and education after high school. GAWP will award five $2,000 scholarships from this fund yearly, as follows: one Undergraduate Scholarship, two Frontline Undergraduate Scholarships, one Graduate Scholarship and one H2Opportunity Undergraduate Scholarship.
- The William J. Greene Scholarship is for $2,000 and it is renewable for up to three years, contingent upon the student meeting established renewal criteria.
- The Philip R. Karr, III Scholarship a $2,000 award and is renewable for one year, contingent upon the student meeting established renewal criteria.
The Hawaii Section Scholarship provides financial assistance to Section members and their dependents in the quest for higher education and to enourage academic and social excellence. Email Ken Ota
for more information.
Under the Safe Water Scholarships Program
a total of up to $5,000 in scholarships is awarded each year to undergraduate students, graduate students (masters/doctoral candidates), adults pursuing continuing education, and high school students enrolled in a summer study program related to drinking water. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into a water-related program for the academic year. Secondary education includes water system operator training programs, water-related technical school, community college, 4-year colled, Masters and Doctoral programs.
Besozzi Youth Delegate Grant is used to send a young delegate(s) to an annual conference to gather water supply and water treatment information accented toward innovative and cost-control methods. Individuals working in water or interested in a career in water may apply. Grants cover conference registration and expenses.
Spaetti Youth Education Grants provide funding for education projects for any 3rd - 8th grade teacher of groups of teachers.
Four separate scholarships are available, including an Undergraduate Scholarship in science and engineering, a Graduate Scholarship in science and engineering, and a Diversity Scholarship to support an outstanding minority student in the field. Awards will be given in the amounts ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. Every applicant will also be awarded a one year subscription to Journal AWWA and a one year AWWA student membership.
The Section also awards the Eva Nieminski Honorary Graduate Scholarship to students enrolled in a graduate science or engineering program in the Intermountain West and whose research interests involved water quality, supply or treatment. Students who have been accepted into such a graduate program but have not begin coursework are also eligible.
The Terry L. McKanna Scholarship
is given to qualified students enrolled in an accredited college or university in Kansas taking courses related to civil or environmental engineering or environmental science with emphasis on water works careers.
Section Scholarship awarded to eligible students pursuing a degree related to the water/wastewater sector.
- The Faust Scholarship was established to promote the pursuit of advanced education by water utility employees. All Michigan water utility employees and their dependents are eligible as well as individuals pursuing a water utility career. The scholarship award is based on demonstrated dedication to the water supply industry and to the pursuit of a college or associate degree in the drinking water field.
- The High School Scholarship is for all applicants who meet the Application and Eligibility Requirements; they will be given an equal chance to receive the award. Two (2) $1,000 scholarships are available each year.
The Section awards an Advanced Degree Scholarship and scholarships to individuals to attend the annual AWWA Water Utility Management Institute. Learn more.
The J. R. Popalisky Scholarship Fund
for qualified students enrolled in an accredited college or university in Missouri. Qualifying curriculum for the scholarship applicants includes courses related to civil or environmental engineering or environmental science with emphasis on career fields associated with water supply. The JRPSF will consider applications for one or more scholarships per year in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000). The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage enrollment in educational studies related to career fields associated with water supply.
Montana Section of AWWA and Montana Water Environment Association are equal partners in offering the Don G. Willems Scholarship
. One or two scholarships ($1,000) are offered annually to students, whose course work leads to employment in the water and wastewater fields, which are highly diverse, including specialization in water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and collection, water resources, watershed protection, groundwater remediation and many other sub disciplines, including for example, the study of waterborne disease.
- George E. Watters - In memory of George E. Watters. Awards $5,000 to a civil engineering student.
- Francis X. Crowley - In memory of Francis X. Crowley, who made a large contribution to NEWWA. Awards $3,000 to a civil or environmental engineering or business management student.
- Elson T. Killam - Using funds from a bequest Elson T. Killam left to NEWWA in 1989, this scholarship awards $1,500 to a civil or environmental engineering student.
- The Michael Garofano Memorial Scholarship ($1,500) – Civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a water operations or related science-program.
- Knowlton Operator's Scholarship - Awards scholarships to operators for training at the NEWWA facility or other institutions when budgetary constraints eliminate the opportunity for some to attend training for certification, advancement or professional development.
- Joseph A. Murphy - In memory of Joseph A. Murphy, this scholarship awards $1,500 to a civil or environmental engineering or a business or related science-program student.
- NEWWA – An additional scholarship awarded to students, regardless of their field of study, with preference given to those programs related to the water works profession.
Read more and Contact Section staff for more information.
The Drinking Water Careers Scholarship, for graduate, junior and senior undergraduate students. The scholarship will be provided for one academic year in the amount of $1,500. Learn more about about our scholarships.
The New York Section has several scholarships:
- John A. Biros Scholarship. John dedicated 31 consecutive years of volunteer service to the Section Board of Governors, and stepped down as the Section’s Assistant Secretary-Treasurer (a position he held since 1980) at the conclusion of the 2004 Annual Meeting. This $1,500 scholarship was created to honor John’s active involvement as an AWWA member and his dedication to the water industry as a whole.
- John C. Robbins and Hazen & Sawyer - Walter B. Sinnott Scholarships (undergraduate). The $1,500 John C. Robbins Scholarship and the $2,500 Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship are awarded on the basis of merit and character to a full-time, post-secondary school student enrolled in a program of study in the water supply field that leads to a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the United States. Preference is given to applicants whose courses of study are considered to be beneficial to water works practice in New York State (such as engineering design, utility management or regulation or treatment plant operation).
- O'Brien & Gere - Russell L. Sutphen Graduate Scholarship. One $1,500 scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit and character to an individual who is a full-time graduate student currently enrolled in a program of study in the water supply field that leads to a master's or higher degree at an accredited college or university in the United States. Preference is given to applicants whose courses of study are considered to be beneficial to water works practice in New York State (such as engineering design, utility management or regulation or treatment plant operation).
- Plant/Distribution System Operations Scholarship. Four $500 scholarships will be awarded. These scholarships are awarded to an individual based on merit. Funds must be used for water system operator courses or attendance at the Annual New York Water Event.
The NC Safewater Endowment Program awards more than $12,000 in scholarships and grants annually.
The Carol Bond Memorial Scholarship was created by the North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association (NC AWWA-WEA) in cooperation with employees of the City of Raleigh, NC. This scholarship is to commemorate the late Carol Bond and her life-long devotion to environmental education.
The Ohio Section
grants three scholarships a year. Applicants must be an Ohio student attending an accredited institution of higher learning during the scholarship year, in a water industry related program (i.e. science, engineering, management, computer information systems or other water related fields). Contact Section Staff
for more information.
The Pacific Northwest Section has 12 Scholarship Awards
. PNWS members and their families are encouraged to apply. In addition, Tte Section receives generous support from Ameron International and Kelman Publishing for additional scholarships. In 2014, the Section provided a total of $24,000 in scholarship funds to 10 students.
For more information, contact the Sponsorship Chair
The David A. Long Scholarship. Students pursuing degree in engineering, biology, chemistry, business administration or other field which may lead to a career in the water supply industry. Must be attending a Pennsylvania college or maintain a permanent. Provides $2000 Scholarship for a college junior, senior or graduate student. Student must be pursuing or planning to residence in Pennsylvania. For more information contact Russ Williams
- Small System Management Scholarship. Given to a supervisory or management professional working in a small or medium-sized utility to attend the AWWA Management Institute at the University of Utah.
- James B. Warner Water Studies Scholarship. Given to encourage young professionals to seek higher education in a water-related field in honor of James B. Warner. Given to students who are at least a Junior in college pursuing a water related field.
- James B. Warner Associate's Scholarship
The James B. Warner Associate Scholarship was developed by RMSAWWA to encourage operator’s seeking to complete their associate’s degree in a water-related field. The scholarship is for $1,000 and is given annually by RMSAWWA.
The Section sponsors a $500 scholarship for section members or their children.
The Memorial Scholarship Fund
awards annual scholarships of $1,000 each. Applicant must be a son, daughter or legal ward of an active member of the Southwest Section of AWWA. Applicant must be a high school graduate or a college undergraduate. There is no geographic restriction on the college to be attended. The scholarships are intended for academic study, not trade or vocational schools.
The Texas Section AWWA is committed to the support of higher education through the Texas Section AWWA Scholarship Program. The program is open to the children of Texas Section members or members who have returned to full time education. Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors or students already enrolled in college or postgraduate work. Applicants must be full time students.
The Section also offers the Alan Plummer Associates/TAWWA Scholarship.
The Virginia Section offers five scholarships:
- Ray A Jackson Undergraduate Scholarship
- Non-Engineering/Science Undergraduate Scholarship
- Graduate Student Scholarship
- Operators Scholarship
- WaterJAM Student Scholarship
More information and forms are available on the Virginia Section website
The Section has three levels of scholarships available:
- Category 1 - University Student – One $750 Scholarship.
- Category 2 - Technical School Student – One $500 Scholarship.
- Category 3 - Son/Daughter of WIAWWA Member – Two $500 Scholarships
- Category 4 - Current WIAAWA Member - One $1,500 Scholarship
More information is available on the Wisconsin Section website.