Scholarship FAQ

AWWA Scholarship Program FAQ

What types of scholarships are offered through the AWWA Scholarship program?
Scholarships are offered for undergraduate and graduate studies in water research, engineering, finance, IT, legal, communications and policy. Each corporate sponsored scholarship has its own application and there is one common application for the water research scholarships offered by AWWA.

What are the basic qualifications for a scholarship?
The AWWA Scholarship program awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited universities and colleges in North America who meet the requirements of each individual scholarship. International students attending a university or college in North America also qualify for a scholarship.

Students must be planning to attend school in the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 academic year, and funds will be paid directly to the institution.

Do I need letters of recommendation for my application?
AWWA Research applications require three letters of references to be uploaded with the application. Corporate scholarship applications do not require a letter of reference with the application, but top candidates will be contacted in January 2023 to provide a letter of recommendation.

What are the important deadlines I should remember?
Scholarship applications must be submitted by December 20, 2023. AWWA Research Scholarship applicants must submit letters of recommendation must be received by January 10, 2024.

If I apply for more than one scholarship, is my professor/advisor/boss going to receive multiple requests for a letter of recommendation?
Only one request will be made for a letter of recommendation for all corporate scholarships for which you are a top candidate.

I started my application and can’t go back to finish it. The website says I can only nominate once per scholarship. How do I finish my application?
Your application has been saved as a draft in your AWWA account. 

  • Log in at
  • Click on your name in the top right corner of the page 
  • On the left side of the page there will be a column of links 
  • Membership & Participation>My Nominations 
  • This will show all current draft and submitted scholarship applications 
  • You can complete your drafts and monitor status of completed applications.

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