The NC Safewater Fund Scholarship

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

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The NC Safewater Fund Scholarship is sponsored by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), an international scientific, non-profit, and educational association established to improve water quality and supply.

The NC Safewater Fund scholarships fall into two focus areas of safe water educational support to attract and retain industry professionals, and environmental education that enhances the overall safe water knowledge of the public.

The NC Safewater Fund Scholarship offers a renewable $3,000 reward as well as free attendance at the NC One Water Annual Conference. It applies to engineering, water studies, environmental disciplines, and other water-related fields such as construction, architecture, environmental finance, management, and technology.

Key Information of The NC Safewater Fund Scholarship

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Country of Study

  • North Carolina
  • United States

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The NC Safewater Fund Scholarship Timeline

February 2023

Application Opening Date

The application opens on February 1.

March 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on March 25.

June 2023

Awards Announcement Date

The winner is announced in June.

Scholarship Eligibility

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

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate
  • 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 NC Safewater Fund Scholarship


Maintain a high GPA

Endeavor to submit an official transcript with a college or university seal. Strive to have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Submit two recommendation letters

Submit two letters of recommendation from college instructors. Only signed letters of recommendation must be submitted online by the instructors.


Invest time in writing an exceptional essay

Write a good essay of 800 words on why you want to be a water professional and the contributions you intend to make to improve the quality of the water environment.


Have your essay reviewed

Don’t be the only one to review your essay. Have a few people read it and offer you feedback.

How the The NC Safewater Fund Scholarship is Judged

Applications will be judged on recommendation letters, quality of an essay in response to prompts, and academic prowess of the applicant as attested to by grade transcript.

Why We Love the The NC Safewater Fund Scholarship


The scholarship is renewable

The scholarship can be renewed every year not exceeding four years for completion of an undergraduate degree and two years for completion of a graduate degree provided the recipient still meets the qualifications stipulated in the initial scholarship application.


The scholarship offers special consideration

The NC Safewater Fund Scholarship gives special preference to members of an NC One Water/NC AWWA-WEA student chapter.


The award is paid to the recipient’s school

The scholarship award is paid directly to the financial office of the recipient's educational institution.

5 Facts About The NC Safewater Fund Scholarship


Seeks students with public health interests

The scholarship is open to students seeking a degree relating to public health protection, providing healthy drinking water, and protecting the quality and integrity of the water environment.


The scholarship offers a conference attendance benefit

In addition to the $3,000 reward, the scholarship also offers free attendance at the NC One Water Annual Conference.


It is a multi-year scholarship

The NC Safe water Fund Scholarship is a multi-year scholarship that can be renewed every year through completion of a 4-year undergraduate degree and/or for 2 years for completion of a postgraduate degree if the recipient continues to meet the qualifications stipulated.


The scholarship rewards students in water industries

The scholarship recognizes and rewards students pursuing degrees related to public health protection, making available healthy drinking water, and safeguarding the integrity and quality of the water environment.


It’s an NC One Water Board initiative

The NC Safewater Fund scholarship created by the NC One Water Board of Trustees was established to assist future industry members with scholarships and environmental education.

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