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Scholarship Applications

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Requirements and Selection Criteria Information


Purpose

The Wisconsin Section of AWWA Young Professionals Committee is excited to announce that scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2017 scholarship program.  The WIAWWA Scholarship was created by WIAWWA’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 WIAWWA members.

This year we have slightly changed our scholarship categories. While categories 1, 2 and 3 remain popular scholarships for full time students, categories A and B have been created to assist WIAWWA professionals pursuing further education. We are especially excited to announce the category B One AWWA Operator Scholarship. This scholarship is made possible by the AWWA providing annual matching funds to the state organization.

 

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 WIAWWA 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

 

Student Scholarships:

 

Category 1 - University Student (Up to one scholarship awarded for the 2017/2018 school year.)

 

     Enrolled full time in a university or college fall 2017 semester.

     Pursuing a degree relevant to the drinking water supply field.

     Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at time of application.

     Have not received WIAWWA (or 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 WIAWWA/AWWA.

 

Category 2 - Technical School Student (Up to one scholarship awarded for the 2017/2018 school year.)

 

     Enrolled full time in a technical school for fall 2017 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 WIAWWA (or WWA) scholarship previously in this category.

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

 

Category 3 - Son/Daughter of WIAWWA Member (Up to two scholarships awarded for the 2017/2018 school year.)

 

     Son/Daughter/Dependent of a WIAWWA member.

     High school senior.

     Enrolled full time in a university, college, or technical school for fall 2017 semester.

     Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at time of application.

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

 

Professional Scholarships:

Category A – Current WIAWWA/AWWA Member 

     Current WIAWWA/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 2017 semester.

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

     Have not received WIAWWA scholarship previously in this category.

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

 

Category B - One AWWA Operator Scholarship

 

     Current operator in the Wisconsin drinking water supply field.

     Enrolled in a university or college for fall 2017 semester.

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

     Have not received AWWA/WIAWWA scholarship previously in this category.

     Acceptance of scholarship constitutes permission to use recipient's name and scholarship story for purpose of promotion.

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



Selection Criteria

A selection committee from the WIAWWA’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 21, 2017.  The scholarship recipients will be notified by May 12, 2017, and will be publicly recognized at the 2017 WIAWWA Annual Conference held on September 20 -22, 2017 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center 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 five 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 A – (1) $1,500

5.       Category B (One AWWA Operator) - (1) $2,000

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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