NYSAWWA Hazen – Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship (Undergraduate)

$2,500Award Amount
1Number of Awards
4/1/2023Submission Deadline

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The Hazen-Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500 offered by the NYSAWWA (American Water Works Association). Applicants must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at a recognized institution or university in the U.S.

Applicants, whose courses of study are thought to be advantageous to water works practice specifically in New York State, are given priority (e.g. utility management or regulation, engineering design, treatment plant operation, among others). The selection committee will select one winner per year.

The student must enter a full-time program to be eligible. Candidates must send their applications to Jenny Ingrao, Executive Director, through the provided email address.

Key Information of NYSAWWA Hazen – Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Engineering
  • Water Science
  • Water Technology
  • Water Works

Country of Study

United States

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Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


NYSAWWA Hazen – Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship (Undergraduate) 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 Freshman
  • 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
  • Recommendation letters

How to ace the NYSAWWA Hazen – Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship (Undergraduate)


Be clear and direct

Scholarship organizers ask interested students to send a cover letter explaining why they are deserving of the award. Be truthful and succinct in your response. Demonstrate your abilities and enthusiasm for the field.


Demonstrate your commitment

Demonstrate your excellent academic performance. Academic averages are taken into account when judging, despite the fact that no minimum grade is required.


Don’t miss the dates

Always double-check the dates to avoid missing them and to stay up to speed on any changes.


Present previous experience

Candidates with prior experience in a position connected to water supply are highly valued by the program. Similarly, any other comparable extracurricular activity is taken into consideration.

How the NYSAWWA Hazen – Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship (Undergraduate) is Judged

Educational success is a significant consideration in the selection process. In addition, the applicant's course work in areas connected to a profession in the water-supply sector will also be taken into account. Extracurricular activities such as involvement in student chapters of professional societies and summer job experience in the water-supply field are accorded appropriate weight.

Why We Love the NYSAWWA Hazen – Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship (Undergraduate)


The application format is very short

This speeds up the procedure. Official documents are not required for the scholarship; simply basic contact information and a short essay are required.


It serves a specialized and important field

It encourages students to seek a career that contributes to humanity and the maintenance of the water supply.


Different alternatives

The AWWA offers a variety of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students each year.

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Winners celebrated

The scholarship award will be handed to the winner at the section's Annual New York Water Conference.


Encourages higher education

The AWWA awards over 40 scholarships to local students with amounts ranging from $100 to $5,000.


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