The Les and Elaine Hall Water Environment Stewardship Fund Scholarship

$1,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
3/25/2023Submission Deadline

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Les and Elaine founded the $1,000 scholarship to help engineering students seeking a degree in engineering with a specialization in the water environment, including construction, design, environmental finance, management, or technology.

Its goal is to encourage future water specialists to continue their studies. It’s also a technique to ensure that these students have the skills they will need to deal with the challenges that will surface in their jobs.

It is eligible to undergraduate students with a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) who are U.S. citizens and North Carolina residents.

Key Information of The Les and Elaine Hall Water Environment Stewardship Fund Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study


Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

  • University of North Carolina
  • The University of North Carolina Greensboro

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


The Les and Elaine Hall Water Environment Stewardship Fund Scholarship Timeline

February 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on February 1.

March 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is March 25.

June 2023

Date of Award Announcement

Winners are announced in June.

Scholarship Eligibility

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

  • Eligible Grade: College Junior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3
  • Geographic Eligibility: North Carolina
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

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

  • Recommendation letters
  • Essay
  • Grade transcript

How to ace the The Les and Elaine Hall Water Environment Stewardship Fund Scholarship


Write your essay around the keywords

In answering the questions, do not write absent-mindedly. Discuss the reason why you choose a career in engineering with a focus on the water environment and also what are the contributions you will make that will improve the water environment.


Apply early

Past successful applicants have consistently emphasized the necessity of applying early. Procrastination will be a disadvantage for you, but the early application will allow you to complete the necessary tasks at the proper moment.


Ensure your application is carefully reviewed

Make sure your application undergoes a proper review. It is also important that you give your application for review by other people to make it well-crafted and refined.


Have good and credible recommendation letters

Get two college teachers to give you a solid and reliable reference letter, at least one of which must be from an engineering instructor. You'll have a better chance of obtaining the scholarship if you do this.

How the The Les and Elaine Hall Water Environment Stewardship Fund Scholarship is Judged

The winner is chosen based on the application's quality and completeness, the candidate's qualifications, the content of the essay, the instructors' recommendations, and other information required in the application.

Why We Love the The Les and Elaine Hall Water Environment Stewardship Fund Scholarship


The scholarship is renewable

Annual scholarship renewal is available after completing an undergraduate degree and two years of postgraduate study, as long as verification is provided proving the recipient still fits the criteria outlined in the initial scholarship application.


No relationship with any scholarship sponsors

Students must not be related to scholarship sponsors nor employed by such sponsors and not an employee of nor related to the office or director of NC AWWA-WEA, nor any member of the endowment committee.


Free registration for the annual conference

The awardee qualifies for free registration for the annual NC AWWA-WEA conference in the year the award was received.

5 Facts About Les and Elaine Hall Water Environment Stewarded Fund Scholarship


Restriction to U.S. citizenship and residency

Geographic eligibility is limited to applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents of North Carolina.


No need to show financial need

There is no requirement to show need for financial assistance before application could be considered.


Membership preference

Preference will be given to members of an NC one water/NC AWWA-WEA student chapter.


Restriction in academic classification

Academic classification is restricted only to rising junior college or university students.


Application details are properly stated

All necessary application requirements are precisely stated on the scholarship website which enables applicants to know what is required and what is not.

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