NC One Water Operator Scholarships

$500Award Amount
4Number of Awards
3/25/2023Submission Deadline

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The One American Water Works Association Operator Scholarship is awarded by AWWA’S The Water Equation Campaign and NC One Water through the NC Safe water Endowment Fund. The scholarship offers financial support for a vocational, technical school, or undergraduate study that centers on the protection of public health by providing safe drinking water. The AWWA and its members recognize the importance of investing in students as the future of the water industry.

The financial support of generous donors and organizations’ partners helps in providing the scholarship every academic year. The one AWWA Operator Scholarship awards four deserving students $500 respectively. All interested applicants must reside or work within the geographical boundaries covered by NC One Water.

This scholarship is given to water operators to support expenses related to certification, license, water-related degree programs, books and manuals, operator-related conferences, and other professional training and materials that reside or work within the geographical boundaries covered by NC One Water. All scholarship awardees will receive a one-year AWWA Operator membership.

Key Information of NC One Water Operator Scholarships

Study Details

Area of Study

Water Operator

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Vocational/Technical School

Award Amount


Number of Awards


NC One Water Operator Scholarships Timeline

February 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on February 1.

March 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on March 25.

June 2023

Award Announcement

Winners are announced in June.

Scholarship Eligibility

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

  • Eligible Grade: All
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: North Carolina
  • 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 NC One Water Operator Scholarships


Submit a letter of recommendation

A letter of recommendation can add personal endorsement and distinguish you. It is a good way of showcasing your talent and uniqueness to the people making decisions.


Itemize your career goals

Applicants should state clearly and concisely their career targets and how the scholarship will improve their occupational growth.


Don't upload materials that are not required

Students should not submit, with the application, any additional materials that are requested by the examiners.


Create a professional resume

A resume is a comprehensive list of your relevant activities, work experience, and awards to demonstrate your active involvement in school and the community.

How the NC One Water Operator Scholarships is Judged

Based on the eligibility, the scholarship selection committee will assess applications and give awards to high-performing students. The selection criteria include applicants' qualifications, reference letters from instructors, the content of the essay, and the accuracy of the applications.

Why We Love the NC One Water Operator Scholarships


There is no minimum GPA

All students with any grade level can apply for the scholars without being intimidated.


Scholarships are awarded without discrimination

All qualified applicants will be given the scholarship fund without regard to race, color, sex, age, or national region.


Successful applicants will gain professional development

With the one-year membership scheme, scholarship awardees will be able to expand their learning horizon; network with professionals across NC; and access training materials.

5 Facts About NC One Water Operator Scholarships


State of study

Students pursuing a career in the water industry must attend a college or university in North Carolina, United States.


There’s no need to demonstrate financial need

Eligible applicants do not need to include any explanation about family or personal income.


Applicants must show commitment to water industry

College or technical school students must be dedicated to the mission of safe drinking water.


Applicants will be financially accountable

Scholarship recipients are required to submit a receipt showing the expenses for applying for the scholarship.


There is direct payment of scholarship funds

Applicants will be paid personally by NC One Water.

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