Utility Industry Scholarships
Here are some of the Utility Industry scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
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
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.
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.
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.
The purpose of the RMEL Foundation is to award scholarships to deserving and qualified students in engineering, business, information systems, plant, line or distribution technology, line worker or other curriculum related to the electric energy industry.
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.
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
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.
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