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Here are some of the Utility Industry scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Abel Wolman Fellowship Award

Supports promising doctoral students in the U.S., Canada and Mexico pursuing advanced training and research in the field of water supply and treatment.

Connecticut Water Works Association Scholarship

The Connecticut Water Works Association and the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association have established a scholarship for eligible high schools students that shall be administered through the Scholarship and Awards Committee. It is the intention of the Committee to award these scholarships each calendar year to selected and deserving candidates. Consideration for scholarships shall be based on criteria established by the Committee, as approved by the CWWA Board of Directors. The criteria and application shall be reviewed periodically by the Board and updated as deemed necessary. Scholarship Eligibility Criteria The application shall be signed and dated by the applicant and must be received by the application deadline to be considered. The applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the scholarship: 1. Applicants will be a graduating High School Senior from an accredited Connecticut High School or equivalent. 2. Preference will be given to applicants who are actively pursuing an approved course of study at an accredited higher education institution directly related to environmental science, water resources, public health or the water industry. 3. An academic GPA of 3.0 at their high school is mandatory. The relevance and rigor of the courses taken in high school shall be considered.

Association of California Water Agencies Scholarships

Each year, ACWA awards two $3,000 scholarships to deserving students in a water-resources related field of study. Eligible students must be California residents attending a four-year, publicly funded college or university in California full-time as a junior or senior during the year the scholarship is awarded. Applications must be postmarked no later than APRIL 1 of each year, or the following business day if it falls on a weekend or holiday. Scholarship Eligibility Applicants must be: • A California resident • A full-time junior or senior in the year the scholarship will be applied • Attending an accredited, publicly funded college or university in California • Studying a water-resources related field or discipline • Planning to attend school for the complete academic year Selection Criteria Awards are based on a combination of scholastic achievement and a commitment on the part of the applicants to their chosen fields, best demonstrated by pursuing a degree related to or identified with engineering, agriculture or urban water supply, environmental studies and public administration associated with resources management. Financial need is also considered.

Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant

The Career Technical Workforce Grant is available to students enrolled in an eligible career technical education program operated by a designated Kansas educational institution that has been identified as offering a technical certificate or associate of applied science degree program in a high cost, high demand, or critical industry field. Designated Kansas educational institutions include technical colleges, community colleges, and public four-year colleges that award associate of applied science degrees; and Washburn Institute of Technology. Only technical certificate and associate of applied science degree programs are included among the eligible programs. Preference in awarding goes to applicants with financial need.

Academic Achievement Award

Eligible for the competition are all master's theses and doctoral dissertations that are relevant to the water supply industry. 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. Entries are judged on the basis of originality, practical application, value to the water supply industry, potential value as a reference, and overall clarity of the presentation.

NAWC-New Jersey Chapter Scholarship Program

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies Association is offering two $2,500 scholarships to high school students who will be attending a New Jersey college or university and is interested in the water utility industry or any related field. Eligibility Requirements: (a) Be a United States citizen, (b) Be a resident of New Jersey and have lived in the state for at least five years, (c) Be a high school senior or college student intending to pursue a degree at a New Jersey college or university (two- or four-year) as an undergraduate or graduate student (part-or full-time), and (d) Be maintaining at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. Send applications and related documents to: Gail Brady 49 Howell Drive Verona, NJ 07044 TEL: (973) 669-5807 E-MAIL gbradygbconsult@verizon.net

RMEL Foundation Scholarship

The purpose of the RMEL Foundation is to award scholarships to deserving and qualified students in engineering, business, information systems, plant, line or distribution technology, line worker or other curriculum related to the electric energy industry.

Krieger & Stewart Scholarship

The scholarship honors James H. and Lois B. Krieger for their Leadership Roles in California Water Policy. It provides scholarships to students based on academic achievement, career potential in water policy or water resources, as well as demonstrating outstanding individual character, and has financial need. Students majoring in the CSUSB bachelors of science program, in environmental geology, or the masters in public administration, water resource management program, are eligible to apply.

Association of California Water Agencies Scholarship Awards

Source: Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Eligibility: Must be California residents attending selected California schools. They should have completed their sophomore work and at the time of the award be full-time students in their junior or senior year. They must plan to attend school for the complete academic year. The award will be based not only on scholastic achievement, but also on the individual's commitment and motivation to his/her chosen vocation. Financial need will also be given due consideration. The recipient should demonstrate commitment to the field of water resources by pursuing a degree related to, or identified with, engineering, agricultural and/or urban water supply, environmental studies or public administration. Awards: $1,500 Application Procedures: The recipients will be selected by the ACWA Scholarship Committee upon receipt of a completed application form and at least two, but not more than three, recommendations for each candidate. Obtain applications online at http://www.acwa.com/news_info/scholarships.

J.J. Barr Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must: 1. Be a United States citizen; 2. a) Be a graduating senior, have obtained a Bachelors degree prior to June 15, and entering a Masters degree program in the upcoming fall, OR be a current graduate student in a Masters degree program; and b) Be pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree in engineering, biology, chemistry, business administration, or other field which may lead to a career in the investor-owned public water supply business. The following persons are not eligible: * Officers or directors of the NAWC, or members of their immediate families. * Officials, representatives, or employees of any agency regulating the water industry, or members of their immediate families.

Abel Wolman Fellowship Award

Supports promising doctoral students in the U.S., Canada and Mexico pursuing advanced training and research in the field of water supply and treatment.

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