Safe Water Scholarships

Applicant must be enrolled in a secondary education program related to the water industry, including community college, technical school, four-year undergraduate programs, and masters and doctoral programs. Applicants must be either an Illinois resident or enrolled in an Illinois secondary education program. This includes, but is not limited to such fields of study as water utility operations and management, civil or environmental engineering, environmental science and policy, chemistry, biology, or water resource management. Selection based on merit/academic performance, leadership/extracurricular activities, recommendation letters, personal statement outlining qualifications for the award, and essay on how applicant envisions contributing to the water industry in the future. Applicants with prior experience in the water industry are preferred.

Recipient must re-apply; renewal is not guaranteed.

Half of award is disbursed in March; remainder in September after recpient has submitted course schedule as proof of enrollment for the school year and a summary of water-related courses/projects for the school year.

Study areas: biology, chemistry, civil engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science/policy, water resources management


Deadline: January 31

Award type: Scholarship

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Enrollment level: College Senior, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Freshman, High School Junior, High School Senior, Doctoral-level Study, High School Sophomore, High School Freshman, Master's-level Study, Other Postgraduate-level Study

Country: United States

State: Illinois

Major: Water Resources Management, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, General, Engineering, Environmental, Biology, Environmental Science/policy

Contact Information

Laurie Dougherty
Executive Director
545 South Randall Road St. Charles, IL 60174 United States
Phone: (866) 521-3595
Fax: (866) 521-3591

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