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.

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

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.

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.

Don G. Willems Scholarship

MSAWWA and MWEA are equal partners in offering the Don G. Willems Scholarship. One or two scholarships are offered annually to students whose course work leads to employment in the water and wastewater fields, which are highly diverse, including specialization in water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and collection, water resources, watershed protection, groundwater remediation, and many other subdisciplines, including for example, the study of waterborne disease. Each award includes a scholarship of $1000 to be used toward the cost of education, such as tuition, books, and supplies. Recipients also receive a one-year student membership to either AWWA or WEF (recipient's choice), and also paid registration and lodging for the MSAWWA/MWEA Joint Conference. The conference includes a variety of presentations on the technical details of project work, research, and regulations, as well as numerous vendor displays of equipment and products for the water/wastewater industry. A conference banquet provides opportunity to socialize with professionals from around Montana and the other northwest states. Basic Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Montana college or university. The applicants major course work must be leading them toward employment in the fields of water and/or wastewater. Applicants may be enrolled in a program at any degree level (associate, bachelor's or graduate). Applicants must have at least a 2.0 G.P.A., based on a 4.0 scale. Application Instructions: Applicants must submit the Don G. Willems Scholarship Application Form along with supplementary information that is requested on the application. The completed application and supplementary information must be postmarked by March 15th. Instructions are provided for all entries on the application form. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. Conditions of Acceptance: Applications will be ranked by the MSAWWA/MWEA Scholarship Committee. Candidates will be notified of the Committee's decision in April. The successful candidates must notify the Scholarship Committee within one week, indicating acceptance or rejection of the award. Recipients will be asked to submit either an AWWA or WEF membership form. Membership will be paid by MSAWWA/MWEA. Recipients will be invited to attend the annual conference. Registration and lodging is paid by MSAWWA/MWEA. Meals and transportation are paid by the student. The scholarship will be awarded in the recipient's name to the school he/she is attending in August of the year awarded. The school will use the scholarship to balance the student’s account, and will distribute any remaining funds directly to the student.

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.

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.

MAPCCS Scholarships

Since 1983, MAPCCS members have granted in excess of $3,000,000 in scholarship assistance to high school seniors interested in attending private colleges and career schools. Scholarship recipients are selected based upon their scholastic achievements, community involvement, extra curricular participation and recommendations from teachers, counselors or administrators. Applications are available through high school guidance offices, the MAPCCS office or the admissions/financial aid office of each participating member institution. Check the website for list of participating schools.

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.

Raymond J. Faust Scholarship

PURPOSE: The Michigan Section American Water Works Association Raymond J. Faust Scholarship was established to promote the pursuit of advanced education by water utility employees, a goal which commemorates the water supply career of Raymond J. Faust with the State of Michigan and the American Water Works Association. ELIGIBILITY: All Michigan water utility employees and their dependents are eligible, as well as individuals pursuing a water utility career. The scholarship award is based on demonstrated dedication to the water supply industry and to the pursuit of a college or associate degree in the drinking water field. Applicants will not be evaluated on financial need, but must be a member of the Michigan Section American Water Works Association. AMOUNT: The Association intends to provide one or more scholarship(s) annually. The annual award amount is determined by the interest earned from the scholarship endowment. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 1 of the current year

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.

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