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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.

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.

Holly A. Cornell Scholarship

Purpose: The Holly A. Cornell Scholarship created in 1990 by CH2M Hill, Inc. honors the name of Holly A. Cornell, co-founder of CH2M Hill, and to encourage and support outstanding female and/or minority students pursuing advanced training in the field of water supply and treatment. Students who been accepted into graduate school but have not yet begun graduate study are encouraged to apply. 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 Hill, Inc. will provide travel assistance to the AWWA conference where the award is presented

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.

Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship

These scholarships provide funds for post-baccalaureate students in the water environment field. The first scholarship, honoring the former Water Environment Executive Director, Robert Canham, provides $2,500; the second scholarship, in memory of Robert Reimold, provides $2,000. Contributions may be made to the scholarship fund to recognize and honor dedicated WEF members. Applicants must be members of the Water Environment Federation.

Tesoro Corporation Scholarship

 Minimum GPA 2.0  Be a public high school graduate (including charter schools)  Interest in starting a career in a trade industry including electricians, welders, machinists, pipeline inspectors to support the process technology industry in Hawai`i  Attend a two-year or less licensed and certified vocational or technical educational program in Hawai`i  Submit a one-page essay documenting how the Hawaiian culture has prepared the applicant for the workforce Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

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

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.

Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarships

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student working toward their first undergraduate degree and is enrolled in a program related to water resources for the upcoming academic year. The second $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in a program related to water resources for the upcoming academic year. In addition to the scholarships, each winner will receive a complimentary membership in AWRA. The undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic performance. Measures of academic performance include the cumulative grade point average, relevance of the student's curriculum to water resources, and leadership in extracurricular activities related to water resources. The graduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic and/or research performance. The measures of academic performance are identical to those for the undergraduate scholarship with the addition of the quality of the student's research and its relevance to water resources. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the AWRA Student Activities Committee and announced during the summer.

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.

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

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.

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