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Requirements and Selection Criteria Information


Purpose

The WWA Scholarship was created by WWA’s Young Professional Committee to encourage and support: 1) outstanding individuals pursuing a degree or training in the field of drinking water supply and treatment, and 2) children of WWA members.

 

Entry Requirements


Applicants must submit:

 

     Application form.    

      Proposed curriculum of study (i.e., list of courses that have been or will be taken during the   course of the pursued curriculum).

     Two letters of recommendation/reference, with at least one being an educational or professional reference.

      One page essay of educational plans and career objectives (all categories). For Category 1, 2 and 4 applicants, the one page essay should also demonstrate or declare an interest in the drinking water supply field (especially in Wisconsin – see WWA Mission Statement).

     One page resume that includes all schools, colleges and universities attended; dates, major/fields of study, grade point average, degrees received, work experience, civic work, and extracurricular activities.

      Unofficial transcripts.

 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Eligibility Categories

 

Category 1 - University Student (Up to one scholarship awarded for the 2015/2016 school year.)

 

     Enrolled full time in a university or college fall 2015 semester.

     Pursuing a degree relevant to the drinking water supply field.

     Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at time of application.

     Have not received WWA scholarship previously in this category.

     Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and Wisconsin resident.

     Additional consideration will be given to student members of AWWA.

 

Category 2 - Technical School Student (Up to one scholarship awarded for the 2015/2016 school year.)

 

     Enrolled full time in a technical school for fall 2015 semester.

     Pursuing a degree in the relevant to the drinking water supply field.

     Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at time of application.

     Have not received WWA scholarship previously in this category.

     Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and Wisconsin resident.

 

Category 3 - Son/Daughter of WWA Member (Up to two scholarships awarded for the 2015/2016 school year.)

 

     Son/Daughter of a WWA member.

     High school senior.

     Enrolled full time in a university, college, or technical school for fall 2015 semester.

     Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at time of application.

     Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and Wisconsin resident.

 

Category 4 – Current WWA/AWWA Member (Awarded by Committee discretion; not awarded every year.)

     Current WWA/AWWA Member

     Graduate of a technical school or university program.

     Career experience in the Wisconsin drinking water supply field.

     Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for past education.

     Enrolled in a university or college for fall 2015 semester.

     Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree relevant to the public drinking water supply field.

     Have not received WWA scholarship previously in this category.

     Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and Wisconsin resident.


Selection Criteria

A selection committee from the WWA’s Young Professional Committee will evaluate the applications and select the recipients based on quality of the academic records, career objectives, letters of reference/recommendation and extracurricular activities. All applicants are considered without regard to color, gender, race, creed, or country of origin.

 

Time Schedule

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2015.  The scholarship recipients will be selected and notified by May 15, 2015, and will be publicly recognized at the 2015 WWA Annual Conference held on September 9-11, 2015 at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells.

 

Support Provided

The scholarships will provide a one‑time grant to the most outstanding applicant(s) meeting the eligibility requirements in each of the three eligibility categories. The funds will be disbursed as follows, depending on the eligibility category met:

1.       Category 1 – (1) $1,000

2.       Category 2 – (1) $750

3.       Category 3 – (2) $750

4.       Category 4 – (1) $1,500

In the event that a category receives no qualified applicants, the Scholarship Committee may award the scholarship to the next highest scoring candidate in any category. In the event that there are extra funds available and there are well-qualified candidates, the scholarship committee may grant additional awards to the next most qualified candidates, as determined by the blind grading process.

Funds will be disbursed directly to the recipient upon receipt of successful completion of semester as full time student.  The recipient must submit 1st semester official transcripts at end of semester indicating the successful completion of the semester as a full time student during the academic year the scholarship is awarded.

 

Questions:  please contact Katie Gruber at Katie@bmtechservice.com

 

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