Montana Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

$500–$1,000Award Amount
2Number of Awards
12/31/2022Submission Deadline

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The Montana Section One AWWA Operator’s Scholarship is for water operator training and education in Montana state. Sponsored by The Water Equation Campaign and the Montana Section AWWA, the scholarship on offer is for those currently working as water operators and intend on pursuing an operator’s license or certification, two- or four-year degree related to the water operator profession, or professional development.

The scholarship award ranges between $500 and $1,000 granted on the following basis: either $1,000 for a working professional or $500 granted to two professionals depending on applications and the committee’s decision.

Applicants must be residents of Montana who demonstrate leadership. They must highlight their work experience, write an essay, and provide recommendation letters from their superiors. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply for this scholarship to cover certification, conferences, books, and other costs that support your education and training.

Key Information of Montana Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

Water Operator

Country of Study

United States

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Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Vocational/Technical School

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Number of Awards


Montana Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship Timeline

January 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on January 1.

December 2022

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on December 31.

Scholarship Eligibility

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

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

Application Requirements

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

  • Recommendation letters
  • Essay
  • Present Work Experiences

How to ace the Montana Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship


Be a water operator in Montana

You must currently work as a water operator in Montana since there’s a geographical limit to the scholarship.


Actively pursuing a career as a water operator

If you’re not currently working as a water operator, you must at least be actively pursuing the career. This includes an operator's license, certification, two- or four-year degree, or professional development.


Submit a detailed essay

You’ll submit a one-page essay detailing your career objectives and how this scholarship will enhance your ability for professional development and bring value to the water industry.


Two recommendation letters

You’ll include two recommendation letters from a current employer or professor and your application form.

How the Montana Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship is Judged

The selection committee selects based on the detail and quality of applications and all information submitted.

Why We Love the Montana Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship


Supports water operators in Montana

This scholarship encourages water operators to pursue and advance their skills.


Flexible scholarship

The scholarship is flexible as it considers your needs. Therefore it can issue one $1,000 or two $500 based on the nature of the request and need.


Broad opportunities

Whether it’s only one winner or two, the scholarships create broad opportunities for the applicants to achieve their dreams and goals.

5 Facts About Montana Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship


Consistent sponsorship

The AWWA’s The Water Equation Campaign and the Montana Section AWWA are the scholarship’s main sponsors.


Annual sponsorship

This is an annual sponsorship targeting water operators in Montana.


Open to all

The scholarship program is open to all eligible working operators with no discrimination against race, ethnicity, gender, etc.


Scholarship winners receive AWWA membership

As a winner, you’ll get a one-year complimentary membership to AWWA, which is significant to your career as you’ll build a network of contacts and get exposed to opportunities.


Apply a month in advance

You’ll need to apply for the scholarship a month before you’re due to use it. They’ll reimburse for books, manuals, conferences, professional development courses, and other miscellaneous expenses upon presentation of receipts.

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