Utility Industry Scholarships

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.

NAPHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship-Plumbing

Description:Scholarships are awarded through the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (NAPHCC) Educational Foundation. Eligibility:For incoming freshmen who are sponsored by an NAPHCC member. Must be entering a 4-year program in plumbing. Must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA. Renewable for 4 years of study.

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.

Philip R. Karr, III Scholarship

The Philip R. Karr, III Scholarship was established in 1996 by friends of Dr. Karr, in recognition of his dynamic leadership and contributions to improved management and operation of public water systems and treatment facilities. In 1997, GAWP awarded the first Philip R. Karr, III Scholarship. This scholarship is a $2,000 award and is renewable for one year, contingent upon the student meeting established renewal criteria. Requirements for eligibility for this scholarship are as follows: - Individual membership in GAWP is not a requirement for eligibility for this scholarship. - Applicant shall be a resident of Georgia, or entering or attending a college or university graduate school located in Georgia. - Applicant shall be a graduate of an accredited college or university, or demonstrate that graduation will occur before August 1. - Scholarship funds shall be used to assist in the cost of education in a recognized college or university graduate program. This scholarship is to be awarded for studies centered on environmental engineering, water resources, water quality, or related fields. - A short essay (not to exceed 1,500 words) is required. The essay is to cover the applicant’s professional goals in environmental engineering, water resources, or related fields, and the applicant’s intended use for the scholarship. - Selection criteria shall be based on applicants’ college credentials (e.g. Grade Point Average) - Applicants may be interviewed by the GAWP Scholarship Committee.

Ruben Ayala Scholarship

The scholarship provides scholarships to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geology or Masters in Public Administration - Water Resource Management Studies programs. Preference is given to students who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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.

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.

GAWP’S H2Opportunity Undergraduate Scholarship

In 2008, GAWP established the H2Opportunity Undergraduate Scholarship for undergraduate students who enter a field of study leading to a career in the water profession. This scholarship is a $2,000 award and is non-renewable, but recipients may compete for the scholarship in subsequent years. The recipient will be expected to participate in at least one GAWP-sponsored event. Requirements for eligibility for this scholarship are as follows: - Applicant or applicant’s parents shall not be an individual member (other than a Student Member), or employed by a Corporate or Utility Member, of GAWP. - Applicant shall be a graduate of an accredited high school, or demonstrate that graduation will occur before August 1. - Work experience or an internship in a water-related field is recommended, but not required. - Applicant shall be a resident of Georgia, or entering or attending a college, university or training school located in Georgia. - Scholarship funds shall be used to assist in the cost of an undergraduate education or training program in a recognized university, community college, junior college, technical training school, etc. This scholarship is to be awarded for studies leading to a career in the water profession. - A short essay (not to exceed 1,500 words) is required. The essay is to cover the applicant’s interest in, and intended course of studies leading to, a career in the water profession.

Lois B. Krieger/Metropolitan Water District Scholarship

Provides a scholarship to a student currently enrolled or enrolling the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program with a water resource management specialization within the College of Business and Public Administration, the BS program in Environmental Geology, or any future water-related majors developed at CSUSB, has a minimum GPA of 3.25, is currently employed in or expressed interest in pursuing a career in water, must currently reside in MWDs 5,200 square mile service area and has lived in the service area for at least one year (Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties). The most recent award was $1,450.

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.

PG&E NuEnergy 2015 Scholarship

The NuEnergy scholarship program targets top-performing college students who have an interest and desire to pursue a career in the energy sector. Awards For the 2015 NuEnergy scholarship program, an approximate total of $15,000 will be awarded among 3-5 recipients. Eligibility 1. Students interested in applying must have a primary address that is within the PG&E service territory. 2. To be eligible, applicant must be a currently enrolled college student and returning for the academic year 2015-2016. Graduating high school seniors are not eligible. 3. All majors are eligible, but we highly encourage STEM, environmental and business or energy related majors. Essays Write essays on the following topic in a minimum of two pages, double-spaced, and 12-point font: 1. What are your professional goals after completing your degree? What impacts might your studies have on the energy industry? Select one additional topic from the choices below with a maximum of 2 pages, double-spaced and 12-point font: 1. Describe the future of energy in the United States, taking into consideration current trends, such as increasing generation from renewable resources, distributed generation, and smart grid technologies. 2. A friend tells you that in thirty years, we will all be driving automobiles powered by solar energy. Do you agree? Why or why not? 3. What role, if any, should the government, businesses, and society play in energy markets? Additional Documents In addition to your application, essays, please be sure to submit: - A current unofficial school transcript in PDF format. If chosen, be prepared to show an official transcript. - A one-page single-sided résumé - 2 letters of recommendation - Proof of residency in the PG&E territory. Please submit a copy of your PG&E bill, driver’s license, or phone bill. Application Submission Please apply online here: by February 9th, 2015 Contact Information For more information or if you have questions, please contact: Ani Saldana Anna Thoma

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