NYSAWWA John C. Robbins Scholarship (Undergraduate)

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

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Each year, the NYSAWWA John C. Robbins Scholarship grants $1,500 to one full-time undergraduate student in a bachelor’s degree program related to the water supply field at an accredited college or university.

Applicants, whose courses of study are thought to be beneficial to water works practice in New York State, are given priority (e.g., utility management or regulation, engineering design, treatment plant operation). The only criteria for applying is to compose and email a cover letter demonstrating your commitment to the water supply field and the means sought to enhance it, especially in areas that present challenges to the industry. Applicants must convey why they are a fit for this program.

Before the deadline, applicants must send their letters toJenny Ingrao, the executive director. In addition, candidates need to show interest in topics related to water conservation, aquatic sciences, public service, etc.

Key Information of NYSAWWA John C. Robbins Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Study Details

Area of Study

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

Country of Study

United States

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NYSAWWA John C. Robbins Scholarship (Undergraduate) Timeline

October 2022

Applications 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

How to ace the NYSAWWA John C. Robbins Scholarship (Undergraduate)


Show you are aligned with AWWA’s vision

Demonstrate how your academic path and career goal are dedicated to water-related activities. This should be conveyed in your application and will be a deciding factor in the scholarship award.


Mention your previous experience

The curriculum greatly values prior experience working or volunteering in a role related to water supply.


Note the application dates

Don’t miss the dates. To avoid missing, keep an eye on the organization’s web page for any changes.


Merit-based award

This program, despite not requiring a specific GPA, is a merit-based award. Therefore, achieve academic excellence and maintain high grades.

How the NYSAWWA John C. Robbins Scholarship (Undergraduate) is Judged

Academic achievement is a critical aspect in the selection process. The applicant's coursework in areas connected to a job in the water supply sector will also be taken into account. Extracurricular efforts in the field of water supply are also taken into account.

Why We Love the NYSAWWA John C. Robbins Scholarship (Undergraduate)


There are no restrictions

There are no racial, ethnic, or religious limits on the scholarship. So, regardless of other features, any interested student who fits the other requirements may benefit.


The development of students is supported

The necessity of investing in students as the future of the water business is recognized by NYSAWWA and its members.


The application consists of a short format

The scholarship does not require any official paperwork; all that is necessary is basic contact information and a very short and direct essay.

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