30 Water Scholarships for Students

by admin on June 23, 2014

If you are a student interested in going into a water-related career field there are numerous scholarships available to help support your education. Below you will find our roundup of some of scholarships available and many of these scholarships renew each year.

Len Assante Scholarship
An annual scholarship awarded by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation to students studying groundwater-related fields.
Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline: January 15

WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship
This scholarship by the Water Environment Federation provides $25,000 for graduate students who are WEF members and plan to work in the water environment field.
Award: $25,000
Deadline: March 1, 2014

The WATER Scholars Program
Texas A&M University provides scholarships funded by the National Science Foundation to engineering graduate students pursuing a master’s degree and who have an interest in water-related research.
Award: $20,000

Amtrol, Inc. Scholarship
A scholarship, offered by Amtrol, Inc. in partnership with the American Ground Water Trust, is for a high school senior intending to pursue a career in a ground water related field.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: June 1st, Annually

Baroid Scholarship
This scholarship, offered by Baroid in partnership with the American Ground Water Trust, is for a high school senior intending to pursue a career in a ground water related field.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: June 1st, Annually

Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship
This scholarship, funded by Stetson Engineers Inc., is for a high school senior intending to pursue a career in a ground water related field and who will be attending a college or university west of the Mississippi River.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: June 1st, Annually

AWWA Academic Achievement Award
This award by the American Water Works Association is available to students who submit a masters thesis or doctoral dissertation relevant to the water supply industry.
Deadline: October 1
Award: $1,500-$3,000

The Willard C. and Elaine N. Rhoads Scholarship
The Willard C. and Elaine N. Rhoads Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Water Resources is for a University of Wyoming student accepted into the interdisciplinary water resources major program.
Award: $2,500

Mills Scholarships
This scholarship, funded by the W.G. Mills Endowment, supports Texas A&M University graduate students with demonstrated interest in fields of study that have the potential to help Texas solve future water problems.
Award: $1,500
Deadline: June 10

Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship established by the American Water Resources Association is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student and a full-time graduate student enrolled in a program related to water resources.
Award: $2,000

Melville H. Cohee Student Leader Conservation Scholarship
A scholarship for members of the Soil and Water Conservation Society who are full-time undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students studying natural resources conservation.
Award: $500
Deadline: February 12, 2014

VASWCD Educational Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship by Virginia’s Soil and Water Conservation District is for students majoring in or showing a strong desire to major in a course curriculum related to natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: March 28, 2014

Eddie Wood Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship offered by the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District in Virginia is for full-time students with a permanent address in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson Counties, and the City of Charlottesville who demonstrate an active interest in conservation and are enrolled in or have applied to a college level curriculum.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: March 7, 2014

Alabama Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society Scholarship
This scholarship is for students enrolled at a Alabama College or University majoring in a soil and water conservation related field.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: April 30

Louisiana Rural Water Association Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to individuals who reside on a water system that is a member of the LRWA and who are interested in pursuing a career in the water or wastewater field.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: March 3, 2014

Bill Martin Scholarship
This scholarship, established by the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association, is for high school students from Colorado, Wyoming or New Mexico who are enrolling in a 2 or 4-year college or university for study related to the water environment profession.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: May 1, 2014

Tony Campman Scholarship
The Tony Campman Scholarship was established in 2006 by the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association and is for an existing student of a 2 or 4 year Colorado, Wyoming or New Mexico university or college or a resident of the above mentioned states who is an existing student pursuing study at a 2 or 4-year college or university in the water environment profession.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: May 1, 2014

New Mexico Ground Water Association Buck Lively Scholarship Program
This scholarship is intended for individuals who are full members or related to a full member and are enrolled in a post secondary school. Special consideration is given to students pursuing a career in a water related field.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Wisconsin Water Association Scholarship
This scholarship is for full time students at a university or college who are pursuing a degree in the drinking water field or a college child of a WWA member.
Award: $750-$1,000
Deadline: May 2, 2014

Major Environmental Career Scholarship Application
The New York Water Environment Association is providing seven scholarships to New York students. Eligible individuals include students enrolled in a B.S. or B.E. degree program with an environmental emphasis, children of a member, students at a school with a NYWEA student chapter, or high school students who will be enrolled in an environmentally related program.
Award: $1,500-$10,000
Deadline: February 10, 2015

FWQA’s National Capital Environmental Scholarship Program
The Federal Water Quality Association provides three $2,000 annual scholarships to Washington D.C. area high school seniors accepted to college to pursue careers in the environmental sciences.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: TBA

Kirt Brooks Memorial Water Environment Scholarship
The California Water Environment Association provides scholarships for students attending a college and pursuing a course of study related to the water environment field.
Award: $500-$2,000
Deadline: January 15

Georgia Association of Water Professionals’ Undergraduate Scholarship
A scholarship for children of active members of the GAWP who will attend a training program at a university, community college, junior college, or technical training school.
Award: $2,000
Deadline: February 28

Safe Water Scholarship Awards
This scholarship by the Illinois Section American Water Works Association is available to students enrolled or accepted into a water-related program.
Award: $3,500
Deadline: January 31, 2014

Intermountain Section AWWA Scholarship Program
The Intermountain Section AWWA sponsors four scholarships for amounts between $1,000 to $1,500 for students in science and engineering and a minority student in the water field.
Award: $1,000-$1,500
Deadline: November 8, 2013

Terry L. McKanna Scholarship
This scholarship provided by the Kansas Section AWWA is available for Kansas students taking college coursework related to civil or environmental engineering or environmental science with emphasis on career fields associated with the Waterworks Industry.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 30, 2014

The Minnesota Section of the American Water Works Association Scholarship
The Minnesota Section of the American Water Works Association provides up to three $2,500 scholarships per year to junior or senior college students in a four-year water-related bachelor’s program.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: July 1

Donald G. Willems Scholarship
This scholarship is available for students enrolled in a Montana college or university with major coursework leading to employment in the fields of water and/or wastewater.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: March 15

PNWS-AWWA Scholarships
The American Waterworks Association Pacific Northwest Section provides multiple scholarships to students with education and career goals related to the drinking water profession.
Award: Varies
Deadline: February 28, 2014

Texas Section AWWA Scholarship
This scholarship is available for members or children of members who plan to be full-time undergraduate or graduate students.
Deadline: July 11, 2014

VA AWWA 2014 Scholarships
The Virginia Section of the AWWA offers multiple scholarships to students planning to work in the water industry.
Award: $750-$2,500
Deadline: June 15, 2014

If you know of a water scholarship that isn’t included on this list, let us know in the comments below.

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