2018-2019 Section Scholarship Program

Apply for CA-NV Section Scholarship (Due March, 2018)

The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association is offering both undergraduate and graduate scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year for students interested in a career in a drinking water related field.

The Section is offering the following scholarships:

• Four (4) $2,500 scholarships for those pursuing a two-year or four-year college degree program
 Two (2) $5,000 scholarships for those pursuing graduate studies at the Masters or Doctorate levels
Two (2)  $1,000 One AWWA Operator scholarships for those studying to be a drinking water operator
One (1)  $1,000 undergraduate scholarship in the memory of Linda Contreras.

Undergraduate scholarships are applicable to community college or four-year college programs, including (not limited to) water/ wastewater treatment plant operator, field/ distribution system operator, chemistry or lab tech, biology/ecology, environmental or civil engineering, mechanical/electrical/plumbing trades, etc.

Graduate scholarships are for students pursuing advanced education suitable for a career in drinking water, including (not limited to) environmental or civil engineering, chemistry, environmental sciences, public administration, finance/economics, etc.


How to Apply

Applicants must submit:
1) A completed application form for the appropriate scholarship
2) Two recommendation letters from teachers or others familiar with your activities
3) Essay(s) (For more details on this requirement, refer to the specific scholarship’s information sheet.)
4) Transcripts of academic records

All application materials must be mailed to the following address by March 15, 2018:

Scholarship Committee, California-Nevada Section, AWWA, 10435 Ashford Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730

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Selection Criteria

The CA-NV Section AWWA Scholarship Committee will evaluate each application carefully, and consider the following criteria:

The quality and completeness of the application
The qualifications of the applicant
Content of the essay(s)
Strength of recommendations
Other information provided by the applicant

Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age or national origin. Eligibility and awards are determined at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee.  All decisions made by the Scholarship Committee are final and are not subject to appeal.

Selection Notification and Awards

Letters of notification will be mailed to all applicants by May 1, 2018.  If notification of the decision has not been received by June 1, 2018, please contact CA-NV Section AWWA.

Monetary awards will be sent about July 1, 2018.  Winners will also receive complimentary student memberships in AWWA for the duration of their degree program.

Awardees will be invited to attend the CA-NV Section annual fall conference to be acknowledged at the awards ceremony.  This will include a complimentary student registration for the conference.

Awardees of graduate scholarships will be invited to present on their work at an appropriate CA-NV Section conference.