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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.

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.

Larson Aquatic Research Support (LARS) Scholarship

Provides support for doctoral and masters students interested in careers in the fields of corrosion control, treatment and distribution of domestic and industrial water supplies, aquatic chemistry, and/or environmental chemistry. Specific Eligibility/Support: Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding for two scholarships: $5,000 for a master's student $7,000 for a doctoral student Additional judges will be provided by the Aquatic Chemistry Section of the Illinois State Water Survey

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.

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

Lois B. Krieger/Western Municipal Water District Scholarship

Provides awards to students currently enrolled, or plan to enroll, in the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program with a water resource management specialization in the College of Business and Public Administration, the BS program in Environmental Geology, or any future water-related majors developed at CSUSB. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, be currently employed in or expressed interest in pursuing a career in water, student must currently reside in Western MWDs 510 square mile service area (service area include: Jurupa, Rubidoux, Riverside, Norco, March Air Reserve Base, Corona, Elsinore, Temecula - west of the 15 freeway, Canyon Lake, Unincorporated areas around Lake Mathews, Unicorporated areas between Corona and Elsinore along the 15 freeway), and has lived in district for at least a year, financial need is considered but not essential.

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.

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.

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.

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

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