CA-NV AWWA Scholarship Program

$1,000–$5,000Award Amount
12Number of Awards
3/15/2023Submission Deadline

The American Water Works Association has made it a priority to invest in students as the industry’s future leaders. It was founded in 1881 and is now the country’s largest professional association for water supply.

As a means to encourage students to take on the challenge of safe drinking water, the California-Nevada Section of this organization came up with this scholarship. The scholarship is within the range of $1,000 to $5,000 and is awarded to 12 students who are both undergraduates and graduates in a career promoting safe drinking water.

Environmental and civil engineers, operators of water, wastewater, and recycling treatment plants, distribution system operators, chemists, laboratory technicians, biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades, financiers, and economists are among these occupations. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students as they progress through and beyond college.

Key Information of CA-NV AWWA Scholarship Program

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Biology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science
  • Water Technology
  • Water Works

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Vocational/Technical School

Award Amount


Number of Awards


CA-NV AWWA Scholarship Program Timeline

January 1, 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on January 1.

March 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on March 15.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: California, Nevada
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Recommendation letters

How to ace the CA-NV AWWA Scholarship Program


Show a career path in water resources

Those who have studied or are currently studying a field related to water resources are eligible for the scholarship. If you're an economist or a financier, you should demonstrate in your application that you would consider a career path in water resources. Showing this in detail will make you shortlisted for the award.


Submit early

There is a range of materials you need before applying for this scholarship within a span of three months. Do well to acquire all of them before the application deadline, as late submissions will not be tolerated.


Seek help from previous awardees

A great way to learn what makes an excellent application is to seek help. The scholarship is both for undergraduates, graduates, and operators. You should make the effort to seek help before you apply.


Review your application thoroughly

Before you submit your application, have it reviewed by a guardian, parent, or a reputable college. Grammatical and spelling errors jeopardize your chances of receiving the scholarship and must be avoided at all costs.

How the CA-NV AWWA Scholarship Program is Judged

All applicants must submit a completed application form and resume, academic transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of interest in a career in drinking water. Graduates who want to apply for a graduate scholarship must submit a graduate study plan.

Why We Love the CA-NV AWWA Scholarship Program


The scholarship is diversified

Both undergraduates, graduates, and those in vocational schools are eligible to apply provided that you demonstrate a career path in water resources.


It is not restricted to U.S. citizens

You can apply for this scholarship even if you are not a U.S. citizen.


Test scores are not required

Only transcripts are required for this award, not SAT, GRE, or GMAT scores.

5 Facts About the CA-NV AWWA Scholarship


Academic records must be provided in English

All academic records and transcripts must be provided in English for them to be accepted.


Preference goes to members of AWWA

Individual members of AWWA or the CA-NV Student Chapter will be given preference in the selection process. This membership provides evidence of interest in a career in water.


The application can be sent via mail

If you can't email the scholarship body, send a letter to Armando Apodaca, Member and Administrative Services Manager, California-Nevada Section, AWWA, 10435 Ashford Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.


Two letters of recommendation are required

You will need two letters of recommendation as part of your application from reputable members of society. No more and no less.


Access to a large alumni base

Thanks to the scholarship, you'll join a large alumni body of water supply professionals. This can be a valuable part of your network as you advance in your career.

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