MN AWWA Advanced Degree Scholarship

$3,500Award Amount
3Number of Awards
6/1/2023Submission Deadline

Established in 1881, the AWWA is the world’s biggest association for water supply specialists. Approximately 80% of the country’s drinking water and almost 50% of the nation’s wastewater are supplied by and treated by our 4,300+ member utilities. The AWWA and its members acknowledge the need of investing in students as the water industry’s future.

The Minnesota Section of the American Water Works Association carries forward the same mission of promoting education and careers related to the water industry. This scholarship is a part of this venture and seeks to award three students from Minnesota who are already enrolled in a program with subjects of science and engineering pertaining to water works.

The MN AWWA Advanced Degree Scholarship will provide $3,500 to undergraduate and/or graduate students in their junior or senior year. Preference will be given to applicants that already have prior experience in MN AWWA’s activities. Everyone is welcome to apply – there are no gender, race, or ethnicity limitations. This award simply seeks to recognize students who can contribute well to the water industry.

Key Information of MN AWWA Advanced Degree Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Environmental Science
  • Law
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Water Law
  • Water Operator
  • Water Science
  • Water Technology
  • Water Works

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Award Amount


Number of Awards


MN AWWA Advanced Degree Scholarship Timeline

January 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on January 1.

June 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on June 1.

Scholarship Eligibility

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

  • Eligible Grade: College Junior – Postgraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Minnesota
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

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

  • Grade transcript

How to ace the MN AWWA Advanced Degree Scholarship


Show academic capability

The committee looks for scholastic achievement since it reflects hard work. Even though there isn’t any minimum academic requirement, it is better to present a strong academic record. Score exceptional grades in exams, quizzes, and assignments and maintain this effort throughout.


Seek out experience in related fields

The best way to portray your passion for water-related fields is to seek out work in these areas beforehand. This can be done through summer jobs, internships, or projects that align with your career interest. Special preference for this scholarship is given to members of MN AWWA who have actively worked in its activities and conferences.


Prepare a remarkable resume

To represent that gained experience, you need to have a well-structured résumé. If you already have one then add to it and update it. If you don’t have one, seek out online sources or help from peers to make you curate a commendable and concise resume.


Engage in extracurriculars

Apart from academic achievement, taking part in extracurriculars is equally vital. Engage yourself in student chapters, societies, clubs and initiate related projects as well. Mention all your achievements, awards and certificates to showcase your expertise in multiple areas.

How the MN AWWA Advanced Degree Scholarship is Judged

Applicants for this scholarship are judged on the basis of their sheer will to work in the water industry and contribute to it through their hard work and skill set.

Why We Love the MN AWWA Advanced Degree Scholarship


It is for undergraduate and graduate students

It recognizes both undergraduate and graduate students studying in water-related fields, seeking to expand its academic areas.


There are three awards

Instead of only one award, there are three students that can avail this wonderful opportunity.


Winners will be presented at a conference

Scholarship winners will be recognized at the MN AWWA Annual Conference held usually in September in Duluth, Minnesota.

5 Facts About MN AWWA Advanced Degree Scholarship


No academic requirement

There is no minimum GPA or score requirement.


No financial need requirement

You also don’t need to portray any financial need to attain this scholarship.


MN AWWA has various other scholarships available

MN AWWA provides 12 scholarships every year through the four scholarship programs they have.


Possibility of no scholarships being given as well

If there is no student capable enough of receiving an award, none will be given out that year.


You can join the MN AWWA Scholarship Committee

You can also volunteer on the committee since they’re looking for new members right now.

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Required GPA
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