AWWA Scholarships

AWWA and its members recognize the importance of investing in students as the future of the water industry. AWWA supports students through discounted memberships and more than 17 scholarships, listed below. For additional information or if your company would like to sponsor an AWWA scholarship, email us or call 303.347.6201.

2018 Scholarship Applications

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Section Scholarships

AWWA Sections take a very active role in supporting students, distributing more than 40 scholarships to local students ranging from $100 to $1,000. These scholarships, also listed below, are in addition to the AWWA scholarships. Sections are also supporting the new One AWWA Operator Scholarship. Academic Achievement Award Learn more about and apply for this annual award.



Supports promising doctoral students in the United States, Canada and Mexico pursuing advanced training and research in the field of water supply and treatment.

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Specific Eligibility/Support

  • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding for two scholarships:
    • $5,000 for a master's student
    • $7,000 for a doctoral student

Application Forms

Application deadline is January 9, 2018.

2018 Graduate Scholarship Application

2018 Undergraduate Scholarship Application 


Don G. Willems Scholarship. One or two scholarships ($1,000) are offered annually to students, whose course work leads to employment in the water and wastewater fields, which are highly diverse, including specialization in water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and collection, water resources, watershed protection, groundwater remediation and many other sub disciplines, including for example, the study of waterborne disease.

Wisconsin Section website.