NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship

$2,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
4/1/2023Submission Deadline

The New York Section American Water Works Association (NYSAWWA) administers the NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship to encourage more students to consider working in the water industry. It recognizes a deserving student from New York who is either a college sophomore, junior or senior and enrolled in a full-time four-year degree with subjects related to water science and engineering.

The NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship will then award that student with $2,000 to go towards their undergraduate degree. The student must also be attending a known New York state college or university.

Winners of this scholarship are expected to be passionate about eventually pursuing a career in the water industry and represent that through their achievements and hard work.

Key Information of NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Water Operator
  • Water Science
  • Water Technology
  • Water Works

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship Timeline

October 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on October 1.

April 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on April 1.

Scholarship Eligibility

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

  • Eligible Grade: College Sophomore – College Senior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: New York
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

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

  • Essay

How to ace the NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship


Polish your extracurriculars

Extracurriculars are the best way to showcase your abilities apart from academics. Take part in multiple ventures, including clubs, professional societies, and volunteer work. Highlight all significant activities in your application. Mention any events that you’ve managed, awards you’ve won, or certificates you’ve received.


Have prior experience

Any prior experience in activities related to the water industry is highly valued. Try to procure any summer jobs or internships pertaining to the water industry. You should also perform coursework that is relevant to such fields, such as research papers, etc.


Maintain a solid academic record

Even though there isn’t any minimum academic requirement, a good academic record is advised since that alludes to your potential for hard work. Make sure you attain perfect grades in assignments, quizzes, or exams and maintain that effort throughout your academic years.


Curate a well-thought-out cover letter

A brief cover letter is also required to explain to the committee of how and why you’re a suitable candidate for this scholarship. Reflect on the reasons you want this opportunity and most importantly, how you can contribute to the water industry through your achievements and talent. Map out all necessary points and make the letter concise.

How the NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship is Judged

The scholarship is awarded to students who reflect not only a remarkable academic performance but also are active in extracurriculars and non-academic activities. Applicants must also show considerable interest in working in the water industry and must have prior experience through internships or summer programs.

Why We Love the NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship


Promotes work in the water industry

The scholarship aims to promote the presence of more young professionals in fields concerning the water industry, contributing to its betterment.


Exclusive subjects offered by this scholarship

There are not only subjects related to water operations, but it also includes areas of environmental engineering, environmental science, water science, water technology, etc.


No gender or race requirements

There are no specific gender, race, or ethnicity requirements, everyone can avail this chance!

5 Facts About NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs' Legacy Scholarship


No portrayal of financial need

You don't need to show any need for financial assistance in your application.


You need to provide two references

The application also requires the contact information of two professional or educational references.


NYSAWWA has multiple other opportunities

There are various other scholarships available for high school seniors and graduates as well.


There is no academic requirement

There are no minimum GPA or score requirements for this scholarship.


NYSAWWA has scholarships for operators as well

NYSAWWA provides scholarships for operators too, to promote wastewater operator education and training.

NYSAWWA High School Senior Scholarship

The scholarship offers a $1,000 award to high school seniors and/or college freshmen enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a water industry or an environmental degree.

Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
April 1

New York Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship is offered to a student either enrolled in a two- or four-year degree related to the water operator profession or is currently a water or wastewater operator.

Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
December 31