Water Works Scholarships

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Madeline A. Storer and Peter A. Lancaster Scholarships

New England Water Works Association offers this scholarship to undergraduate students in Maine to encourage and promote their pursuit of a career in Maine’s water and wastewater profession.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 1

Alaska Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

Annually, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) presents the Alaska Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship to one Alaskan-based waterworks operator to support them through their education.

Amount
$100–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Alaska Section Water Equation Scholarship

Annually, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) grants up to $5,000 in funding to one Alaskan-based student looking to develop the waterworks industry in their region.

Amount
$100–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

AWWA Abel Wolman Fellowship

AWWA annually grants a $30,000 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing a water research degree at the doctorate level in North America.

Amount
$30,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Carollo Engineers Bryant L. Bench Scholarship

The Carollo Engineers Bryant L. Bench Scholarship of $10,000, administered by the American Water Works Association is awarded to graduate students passionate about finding innovative solutions to the planet’s water challenges.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20
Winner announcement
May 2023

Denver Water Centennial Scholarship

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) offers the Denver Water Centennial Scholarship of $5,000 to one college student pursuing a degree in water science, water technology, or water works.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship

In partnership with the American Water Works Association, Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship offers $10,000 to a minority postgraduate student interested in waterworks.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

AL/MS Section AWWA Scholarship

The Alabama Mississippi (AL/MS) Section of the American Water Works Association awards 12 undergraduate and graduate students in Alabama and Mississippi to further their studies in water works.

Amount
$100–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

CA-NV AWWA Scholarship Program

The American Water Works Association's California-Nevada Section offers the CA-NV AWWA Scholarship Program of up to $5,000 to 12 undergraduate and graduate students studying water resources-related fields.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 15

Donald G. Willems Scholarship

The Donald G. Willems Scholarship, administered by MSAWWA and MWEA, is awarded to students pursuing careers in water and wastewater fields, including specialization in water treatment and distribution.

Amount
$1,000–$1,500
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
2
Deadline
March 15

AZ Water Scholarship

The AZ Water Association offers this scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students in Arizona pursuing studies related to the water/wastewater profession and aspiring to make a difference in Arizona’s water future.

Amount
$100–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 25

Judy Wallingford Scholarship

Female students pursuing a career in water works are eligible for a $1,000 award from the Maine Water Utilities Scholarship Fund.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1

NEWWA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

The NEWWA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program provides one or more scholarships of $2,000 to undergraduate and graduate students seeking careers in water works.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1

NYSAWWA Board of Governors Academic Achievement Scholarship

The Board of Governors Academic Achievement Scholarship recognizes achievements made by students and academics in the water industry and encourages academic excellence through a $2,000 prize.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1

NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship

The NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs' Legacy Scholarship awards $2,000 to an undergraduate student enrolled in a full-time four-year degree with subjects related to water science and engineering.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1

NYSAWWA C. Michael Elliott Graduate Scholarship

It’s awarded to a graduate student in a full-time water supply study program leading to a master’s or higher degree at an accredited university in the U.S.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1

NYSAWWA Hazen – Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship (Undergraduate)

The scholarship grants $2,500 to a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a dedication to solving the industry's most critical problems like water reuse, drinking water, and water resources.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1

NYSAWWA John C. Robbins Scholarship (Undergraduate)

The scholarship offers $1,500 to a full-time student in a degree program related to the water supply field, especially those studying utility management, regulation, engineering design, and treatment plant operation.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1

AWWA NJ Drinking Water Continuing Education Scholarship

AWWA New Jersey Section offers the Drinking Water Continuing Education Scholarship to a high school senior from New Jersey to pursue an undergraduate degree in water science, and engineering.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 15

Tracey G. Liberi Drinking Water Careers Memorial Scholarship

AWWA New Jersey Section offers this scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student from New Jersey pursuing a degree in the drinking water industry.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 15

MN AWWA Advanced Degree Scholarship

The Advanced Degree Scholarship is awarded to three undergraduate and/or graduate students from Minnesota enrolled in bachelor’s or graduate degree programs related to the water industry, including science, engineering, etc.

Amount
$3,500
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 1

Illinois Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

The One AWWA Operator Scholarship is an award of up to $2,000 to Illinois-based applicants seeking to enter or progress their work in the state’s water, wastewater, or stormwater industry.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 30

ISAWWA Outreach Safe Water Scholarship

The ISAWWA Outreach Safe Water Scholarship of $5,000, offered by ISAAWWA, is a merit-based scholarship program to financially support deserving undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in a water resources-related field.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 30

Roy W. Likins Scholarship

The Roy Likins Scholarship, sponsored by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, awards more than $2,500 to students pursuing a degree in the water industry.

Amount
$2,500–$7,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 30
Winner announcement
August 2023

Colonel Theodore A. Leisen Memorial and Training Endowment Fund

The Nebraska Section American Water Works Association offers the Colonel Theodore A. Leisen Memorial and Training Fund to three students to further their education and advance their careers in the water industry.

Amount
$500
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
September 1