NEWWA Scholarships - Student & Operator
Headed to College? Looking to Become Certified? Apply for a NEWWA Scholarship!
NEWWA awards approximately $20,000 annually to worthy students pursuing their undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral studies degree. The application deadline is April 1 of each year for the academic year beginning in September. The NEWWA Scholarship Committee expects to award the following scholarships annually:
George E. Watters Memorial Scholarship – up to $5,000 to a student enrolled in a civil engineering program at a 4-year college or university.
Francis X. Crowley Scholarship – $3,000 to a student enrolled in civil or environmental engineering program, or a business management program at a 4-year college or university.
Elson T. Killam Memorial Scholarship – $1,500 to a student enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering program at a 4-year college or university.
Joseph Murphy Scholarship – $1,500 to a student enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering program, or a related science or business program applicable to public water supply at an accredited college.
Michael Garofano Memorial Scholarship – $1,500 to a student enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering program, or a water operations or related science program.
NEWWA Scholarships – Additional scholarships may be awarded to students, regardless of their field of study, with preference given to those candidates whose programs of study are related to the water works industry.
Students who are attending or have been accepted into appropriate college/university programs at the undergraduate or graduate level are eligible to apply. Applicants must be NEWWA members and must reside in New England or attend a college/university in New England to qualify.
The 2021 student scholarship application period has closed. Check back in Jaunary 2022 for the 2022 application.
The NEWWA Scholarship Committee also expects to award the following scholarships on an annual basis to operators:
Kenneth Knowlton Operators Memorial Education Scholarship – Awarded to operators for training at the NEWWA facility or other institutions when budgetary constraints eliminate the opportunity for some of our peers to attend training for certification, advancement, or professional development.
AWWA One Operator Scholarship – Awarded to assist operators with certification/licensure, two-year community college water programs, professional training programs, books and manuals, etc. In addition, the recipient receives a complimentary year-long operator membership with AWWA.
Application periods will be from January to March (closing March 1 with the awards being made by April 1) and July to September (closing on September 1 with award being made by September 30).
If you prefer a paper application, please click to download the scholarship applications. Paper applications and supporting documents must be submitted in one package.
NEWWA Knowlton Operators Memorial Education Scholarship Application – Download PDF
One AWWA Operator Scholarship - Download PDF
The next scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2022. Students must be members of NEWWA and must reside in New England or attend a college/university in New England to qualify. Knowlton Operator's Scholarship applicants must be NEWWA members.
NEWWA reserves the right to not award any or all scholarships for any year in which outstanding candidates are not identified.
Not a member? NEWWA offers a 3-for-1 student membership in NEWWA, New England Water Environment Association, and American Public Works Association for $30. You must be a full-time student in a degree program. Apply online here. Note that to be assigned to the New England section (NEWWA) you must use a mailing address in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine. Note individuals with a primary address in Connecticut will be assigned to the Connecticut section rather than the New England section—contact Mary Quigley at email@example.com for details before beginning an application.
In addition to applying for a scholarship, you may make a donation to any of the specific scholarships,or to the general NEWWA fund. Your contribution will ensure these scholarships always have the means to continue providing much-needed funds to worthy college students entering the water works profession. Download a scholarship pledge form here, or contact NEWWA at 508-893-7979 with any inquiries.
For further information on the scholarship program, please contact Lauren Underwood, Scholarship Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.