American Water Works Association: Academic Achievement Award

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

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Grant amount: US $1,500 - US $3,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 1, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada, Mexico, United States, Guam, Puerto Rico

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AWWA and its members recognize the importance of investing in students as the future of the water industry. AWWA supports students through discounted memberships and more than 14 scholarships.

Academic Achievement Award

The Academic Achievement Award encourages academic excellence by recognizing contributions to the field of public water supply. 

Award amounts are as follows: 

  • Doctoral Dissertation — First Place is $3,000 one-time award; Second Place is $1,500 one-time award 
  • Masters Thesis — First Place is $3,000 one-time award; Second Place is $1,500 one-time award

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All masters thesis and doctoral dissertations that are relevant to the water supply industry are eligible.
  • The manuscript must reflect the work of a single author and be submitted during the competition year in which it was submitted for the degree.
  • The competition is open to students majoring in any subject, provided the work is directly related to the drinking water supply industry.
  • Students must be enrolled at colleges or universities in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Mexico, or Puerto Rico.  


  • AWWA employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply for any scholarships, awards, or fellowships.