AWWA Graduate & Undergraduate Scholarships

American Water Works Association (AWWA)


Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $10,000

Deadline: Jan 11, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship, Conference, Research

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

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

Must travel to: Pennsylvania

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Overview:

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 a number of scholarships, listed below

Larson Aquatic Research Support (LARS) Scholarship

Provides support for doctoral and masters students interested in careers in the fields of corrosion control, treatment and distribution of domestic and industrial water supplies, aquatic chemistry, and/or environmental chemistry 

  • Specific Eligibilty/ Support:
    • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding for two scholarships:
    • $5,000 for a master's student
    • $7,000 for a doctoral student

American Water Scholarship

Provides graduate level support to assist the development of professionals interested in service to the water industry.

  • Specific Eligibility/Support:
    • Pursuing graduate degree (masters or doctoral) 
    • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000

Black & Veatch - Building a World of Difference Scholarship

Provides support to an undergraduate student seeking a degree in the water industry.

  •  Specific Eligibility/Support:
    • Pursuing an undergraduate degree 
    • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000

Thomas R. Camp Scholarship

Sponsored by CDM Smith, provides support to outstanding graduate students doing applied research in the drinking water field. 

  • Specific Eligibility/Support:
    • Pursuing graduate degree (masters or doctoral)  
    • Judging criteria includes potential to provide leadership in applied research and consulting in the drinking water field  
    • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000

Hazen and Sawyer Scholarship

Provides support to a student seeking a master's degree in the water science field. 

  • Specific Eligibility/Support:
    • Pursuing master's degree
    • Judging criteria includes potential to provide leadership in applied research and consulting in the drinking water field
    • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000
    •  Hazen and Sawyer will provide travel assistance to the AWWA conference, where the award is Presented

HDR/Henry "Bud" Benjes Scholarship

Provides support to a masters student seeking a degree in the water industry. 

  • Specific Eligibility/Support:
    • Pursuing master's degree
    •  Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000
    •  HDR will provide travel assistance to the AWWA conference, where the award is presented

ARCADIS Scholarship

Provides support to a masters or doctoral candidate student seeking a degree in the water industry. 

  • Specific Eligibility/Support:
    • Pursuing graduate degree (masters or doctoral)
    •  Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000 
    • Judging criteria includes potential to provide leadership in the water service industry and pursuit of graduate work advancing the science and engineering of drinking water.

MWH Scholarship

Provides support to a masters student seeking a degree in the water industry. 

  • Specific Eligibility/Support:
    • Pursuing Master's degree
    • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000

Neptune Technology Group Scholarship

This scholarship provides support to an undergraduate student seeking a degree in the water science field. 

  • Support: $5,000 one-time grant

Charles "Chick" Roberts Scholarship

The scholarship sponsored by The Roberts Filter Group, provides an award to a student pursuing an undergraduate degree at a Pennsylvania college or university in the water science field. 

  • Support: $5,000 one-time grant

SUEZ/Vernon D. Lucy III Scholarship

Established in recognition of Vernon D. Lucy III's long career and involvement in the water industry as an employee and President of Infilco Degremont, Inc., and in appreciation of his many years of mentorship to young industry professionals.

  • Specific Eligibility/Support:
    • Pursuing undergraduate degree in science or engineering; must be junior or senior level by academic year 2016-17 
    • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000 
    • SUEZ will provide travel assistance to the AWWA conference where the award is presented

Dave Caldwell Scholarship

Scholarship established in recognition of Brown and Caldwell co-founder Dave Caldwell, who made substantial contributions to engineering and technology in the drinking water field. One of his most notable achievements was the co-development of the Caldwell-Lawrence diagram, a classic water treatment tool. This scholarship has been established to benefit students pursuing an engineering degree in the drinking water field

  • Specific Eligibility/Support: 
    • Female and /or minority student (see application form for specifics) pursuing graduate degree 
    • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $10,000.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in applied research and consulting in the drinking water field.

Bryant L. Bench Scholarship (Carollo Engineers Inc.)

Provides support to a masters student engaging in developing innovative solutions to the world's water challenges.

  • Specific Eligibility/Support:
    • Pursuing master's degree
    • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $10,000

Holly A. Cornell Scholarship

Sponsored by CH2M, encourages and supports outstanding female and/or minority masters' students in pursuit of advanced training in the field of water supply and treatment. 

  • Specific Eligibility/Support:
    • Female and/or minority student (see application form for specifics) pursing master's degree
    • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $7,500.
    • CH2M will provide travel assistance to the AWWA conference where the award is presented

Woodard & Curran Scholarship

Sponsored by Woodard & Curran, encourages and supports outstanding female and/or minority masters' students in pursuit of training in the field of water treatment.

  • Specific Eligibility/Support:
    • Female and/or minority student pursing master's degree
    • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000.
    • Woodard & Curran will provide travel assistance to the AWWA conference where the award is presented


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

Eligibility:

  • Students must be enrolled at colleges or universities in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Mexico, or Puerto Rico.
  • Students are eligible to apply for multiple scholarships but may only receive one per year.
  • Doctoral students may apply for both graduate level scholarships and Abel Wolman Fellowship.
  • All masters thesis and doctoral dissertations that are relevant to the water supply industry are eligible. 

Ineligibility:

  • AWWA employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply for any scholarships, awards, or fellowships.  
  • Employees of sponsoring organizations and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply for their respective sponsored scholarship but are eligible for all other scholarships sponsored by other organizations.