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Scholarship Opportunities

National Association of Water Companies

The New England Chapter – National Association of Water Companies (“NENAWC”) has established a scholarship for eligible high school students which will be administered through its Scholarship Committee.  It is the intention of the Committee to award the scholarship each year to a deserving candidate.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

For proper consideration, the application must be signed and dated by the applicant and received by the noted application deadline.  The following criteria must be met for scholarship consideration:

  1. Applicants will be a graduating High School Senior from an accredited High School or equivalent from any of the following states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
  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 Drinking Water, Water Engineering, Environmental Studies or Waste Water.
  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.

Application

To be considered for this year’s award, applications must be received by March 15, 2019.

Applicants must submit a completed application form (signed and dated) and attach the following additional information:

  • An official transcript from their current academic institution, including transcripts from the first half of the senior year.
  • A typed and signed autobiographical sketch highlighting: accomplishments, interests, hobbies, future plans, your chosen field of study and if it will improve the environment, or public health, in particular the water industry, and explain the importance / impact the scholarship will have on you.

The Award

Through the generosity of the NENAWC Membership and Scholarship Committee, the scholarship award each year will be $1,500.

The Scholarship Committee shall review all properly completed applications and make their recommendation to the Board.  The decision of the Board shall be final.  In the event that there are no qualified applicant(s), the Committee shall report such information to the Board and no Scholarship will be granted in that year.

The successful applicant shall be notified of the decision of the Board and will be invited to attend a NENAWC meeting and/or event where the award shall be presented.

Completed application must be returned by March 15, 2019 to:

NENAWC Scholarship

c/o Ms. Sheryl Fairchild

Valley Water Systems

37 Northwest Drive

Plainville, CT  06062

 

2019 Connecticut Water Works Association Scholarship

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 candidates.

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.

The Application

To be eligible for consideration the applicant shall submit a complete application package to the Committee by March 15th. The application package shall include: 

  1. A completed application form, signed by the applicant and dated.
  2. An official transcript from their current academic institution, including transcripts from the first half of the senior year.
  3. A written essay (approx. 500 words) summarizing any environmental water related experience and explaining why you have chosen your field of study and if it will improve the environment, or public health, in particular the water industry. (attach extra sheet as needed)
  4. Three letters of recommendation with at least two from teachers, who have taught the applicant.
  5. Any other materials requested on the application form.

The Scholarship Award

The first place scholarship award shall be $1000 and additional scholarships, in amounts to be determined by the Association, may be issued at the discretion of the Association based as funds allow.

The Scholarships & Awards Committee shall review all properly completed applications and evaluate them under an established rating system. In the event that there are no qualified applicant(s), the Committee shall report such information to the Board and no Scholarship would be granted in that year.

The Committee shall make their recommendation to the CWWA Board for their approval. The decision of the Board shall be final.

The successful applicant(s) shall be notified of the decision of the Board and will be invited to attend a CWWA meeting and/or event where the awards shall be presented. 

Completed application must be returned by March 15th to:

CWWA Scholarship
c/o Guy Russo
PRIME AE Group Inc.
100 Great Meadow Road
Sixth Floor
Hartford, CT 06109