Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship

$10,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
12/20/2022Submission Deadline

Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship was founded in 1990 to encourage and support excellent female and minority students pursuing advanced training as graduate students in the field of water supply and treatment. The scholarship amount is an award of $10,000.

The scholarship award is open to students in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The award is to aid students’ education and increase the number of people in the water industry.

The AWWA committee will determine who gets the scholarship award. The funds will then be sent directly to the school for the student.

Key Information of Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Water Science
  • Water Technology
  • Water Works

Country of Study

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship Timeline

October 1, 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open in early October.

December 20, 2022

Application Deadline

Application submissions will no longer be accepted from this date.

Scholarship Eligibility

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

  • Eligible Grade: Graduate – Postgraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Canada, Mexico, United States
  • Gender: Women
  • Race/Ethnicity: Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Native North American, Pacific Islander

Application Requirements

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

  • Recommendation letters

How to ace the Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship


Apply early

Early applications give the scholarship committee enough time to catch up on you.


Review your application

Dot your i’s and cross and t’s. Ensure all information is filled in because an incomplete application will not be considered for the scholarship.


Select a recommender wisely

Get a trusted teacher or faculty member to write a well-recommended letter for you.


Participate in extracurriculars

Extracurriculars increase your chance of winning the scholarship.

How the Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship is Judged

Candidates will be judged based on their interest in water studies and research. They will also be assessed based on academic excellence and recommendation letters.

Why We Love the Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship


Employment opportunities

The AWWA creates employment opportunities for individuals in the society


Students from any school are eligible

Students in any U.S. accredited institution can participate in the scholarship.


Applicants get to reapply

Candidates who didn't get to win the scholarship the previous year can apply again.

5 Facts About the American Water Works Association


Founded in 1881

On March 29, 1881, 22 men representing several states in the United States founded the American Water Works Association.


Largest organization of its kind globally

They remain the largest water works association in the world with over 51,000 members.


AWWA runs more than 17 scholarship programs

To continue to contribute to the water society, AWWA runs up to 17 scholarships to bring in more volunteers to the association.


They have established preeminent organizations

Three other preeminent organizations have been founded by the AWWA to provide safe water.


AWWA creates volunteering opportunities

Volunteering opportunities are offered by the AWWA to contribute to society and produce more water professionals.

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