Open
$1,000
1 Award Winners
Application Open Date
2/1/2023
Application Deadline
3/25/2023
Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate

Clearwater-Robert M. Wilkinson Scholarship

Funded by
American Water Works Association
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winners
Scholarship Open Date
2/1/2023
Scholarship Close Date
3/25/2023
Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate

The Clearwater-Robert M. Wilkinson Scholarship is a scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students, pursuing a degree in construction management, engineering, environmental science, or business management.

The scholarship, which also offers a one-year AWWA Operator membership, is sponsored by the American Water Works Association. The scholarship offers a reward of $1,000 to one deserving recipient to help with a degree in environmental science, engineering, construction management, environmental business management, or related discipline.

Applicants must be residing in North Carolina and demonstrate academic excellence. The scholarship award is subject to renewal annually not exceeding four years for completion of an undergraduate degree and/or two years of a graduate degree so long as applicants meet the requirements.

Scholarship Summary

The Clearwater-Robert M. Wilkinson Scholarship is a scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students, pursuing a degree in construction management, engineering, environmental science, or business management.

The scholarship, which also offers a one-year AWWA Operator membership, is sponsored by the American Water Works Association. The scholarship offers a reward of $1,000 to one deserving recipient to help with a degree in environmental science, engineering, construction management, environmental business management, or related discipline.

Applicants must be residing in North Carolina and demonstrate academic excellence. The scholarship award is subject to renewal annually not exceeding four years for completion of an undergraduate degree and/or two years of a graduate degree so long as applicants meet the requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate – Postgraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Geographic Eligibility: North Carolina
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Key Information of Clearwater-Robert M. Wilkinson Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Business
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Any

Application Requirements

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

  • Recommendation letters
  • Essay
  • Grade transcript

Clearwater-Robert M. Wilkinson Scholarship Timeline

February 2023

Application Opening Date

The application opens on February 1.

March 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on March 25.

July 2023

Award Announcement Date

The winner is announced on June 1.

How to ace the Clearwater-Robert M. Wilkinson Scholarship

1

Submit two recommendation letters

Submit two letters of recommendation from college instructors, one of such letters should be from an instructor in engineering or environmental science. The signed letters must be submitted online by instructors

2

Write an outstanding essay

Take time to write an error-free 800-word essay on why you intend to be a professional with a focus in environmental science, engineering, construction management or environmental business management, or related discipline, and the contributions you hope to bring to that sector of the water industry.

3

Submit your academic transcript

Submit an official transcript with your college/university seal. Strive to have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

4

Submit your application early

Make sure you upload all required forms through the online system before the submission deadline for your application to be considered.

How the Clearwater-Robert M. Wilkinson Scholarship is Judged

Applications will be judged on recommendation letters, quality of an essay in response to prompts, and academic prowess of the applicant as attested to by grade transcript.

Why We Love the Clearwater-Robert M. Wilkinson Scholarship

1

The scholarship offers special consideration

The Clearwater-Robert M. Wilkinson Scholarship gives preference to members of an NC One Water/NC AWWA-WEA student chapter.

2

It’s paid directly to the recipient’s school

The scholarship award is paid directly to the financial office of the recipient's educational institution.

3

The scholarship is renewable

The Clearwater-Robert M. Wilkinson Scholarship is a multi-year scholarship that can be renewed every year through completion of a four-year undergraduate degree and/or for two years for completion of a postgraduate degree if the recipient continues to meet the qualifications stipulated.

5 Facts About Clearwater-Robert M. Wilkinson Scholarship

01.

Application only accommodates certain disciplines

The scholarship only considers students seeking a degree in construction management, engineering, environmental science, or business management at a four-year university or college.

02.

The scholarship is renewable

The scholarship can be renewed every year not exceeding four years for completion of an undergraduate degree and/or two years for completion of a graduate degree provided the recipient still meets the qualifications stipulated in the initial scholarship application.

03.

The scholarship is in honor of Bob Wilkinson

Bob Wilkinson’s career in the water/wastewater industry lasted over 50 years. He was very active in AWWA, he reached life member status and was awarded the Chair’s Outstanding Service Award in 1973.

04.

The scholarship is sponsored by AWWA

The American Water Works Association is a nonprofit, international, scientific, and educational society founded in 1881. The association is committed to procuring total water solutions and assuring the effective management of water.

05.

AWWA has a total of 51,000 members

AWWA has a wide range of membership that comprises more than 4,300 utilities supplying about 80% of the nation's drinking water as well as treating half of the nation's wastewater.