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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Colonel Theodore A. Leisen Memorial and Training Endowment Fund

The Nebraska Section established the Colonel Theodore A. Leisen Memorial and Training Endowment Fund in 1993 to encourage water industry professionals to obtain additional training and encourage graduate students to choose the water industry as their field of work. To help with expenses for any training seminar or workshop, including the Nebraska Section AWWA Annual Fall Conference. The section awards three $500 scholarships at its annual fall conference. Deadline for applications is September 1. Send completed application to: Lynn Wegehaupt Metropolitan Utilities District 1723 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68102 Phone: 402.504.7855; Fax: 402.504.7709 E-mail: lynn_wegehaupt@mudnebr.com OR Larry Andreasen Fremont Department of Utilities 3000 E. First St., Fremont, NE 68025 Phone: 402.727.2821; Fax: 402.727.2675 E-mail: l_andreasen@fremontne.net

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