AWWA Scholarship & Award Program

AWWA Scholarship Program

American Water Works Association is developing the world’s largest scholarship program for the world’s largest water association. Currently offering over $200,000 in academic scholarships and achievement awards, our corporate donors trust the AWWA Engineering Technical Services Department to manage and collect applications from the best and the brightest students in North America, to guide the judging and ranking through a qualified scholarship committee, and to award the best candidates. The scholarships are mutually beneficial to the corporate sponsors and recipients, as they create a mentoring partnership which can result in an employment opportunity.

Corporate scholarships are an admirable way to show pride in the water industry, to support our workforce and to partner with AWWA’s philanthropy. Scholarships are formalized each summer for the scholarship application process. For more information please contact Sr. Manager of Development Michelle Hektor at 303-734-3613 or

Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year have closed. New applications will be accepted in Fall 2021

View frequently asked questions about AWWA Scholarships.

Volunteers needed for WE Scholarship Advisory Subcommittee

AWWA Water Equation Committee is seeking volunteers for the Scholarship Advisory Subcommittee to read and rank applications for water-related studies scholarships offered through Corporate Sponsors.

Please apply here by February 1, 2021.

ACE20 Scholarship Winners Announced

Every year at ACE we recognize those students and professionals who have made a profound impact to AWWA and the water industry. This year looks a bit different since we cancelled ACE20 due to COVID-19 but we've still found many ways to recognize this year's scholarship winners. Browse the scholarship winners for 2020 below or replay one of our virtual recognition events. 

Virtual Recognition Event for Research Scholarships

Virtual Recognition Event for Corporate Sponsored Scholarships

Virtual Recognition Event for Water-related studies and One AWWA Operator Scholarships