Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners
Thursday, March 9, 2017
SCHOLARSHIPS: SHAPING OUR FUTURE
Consistent with ISAWWA Outreach Committee’s mission is to educate the general public on the essential functions and importance of the water industry, the water cycle and water treatment,and career paths in the water industry, the Outreach Committee promoted and administered the following two (2) scholarships:
1. One AWWA Operator Scholarship
2. Safe Water Scholarship
One AWWA Scholarship
The One AWWA Scholarship addresses the present and future workforce need for operators by providing training and educational funding. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an additional 7,000 water and wastewater operators will be needed over the next decade. As technology becomes even more complicated, so will the demands on operators.
AWWA’s The Water Equation and the Illinois Section have partnered to award the One AWWA Operator Scholarship up to the amount of $2,000 for Water Operating training and education annually with $1000.00 from ISAWWA and a match of $1000.00 from AWWA National. This $2,000 can be divided among multiple applicants as determined by the scholarship award selection team.
Scholarship awards can be used for certification/licensure, two-year related associate degree, technical school program, professional training program, books and manuals, and operator related conferences focused on water, wastewater, and/or stormwater.
Safe Water Scholarship
To promote the importance of the water industry, the water cycle and water treatment, and career paths in the water industry, ISAWWA’s Outreach Committee also administers the Safe Water Scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be enrolled or accepted into a water-related secondary, continuing-education, or enrichment program for the academic year.
Secondary education includes water system operator training programs, water-related technical school, community college, four-year college, Masters and Doctoral programs.
For more information on this year's winners, CLICK HERE.