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Applications Being Accepted for the One AWWA Operator Scholarship

Wednesday, September 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ann Guiberson
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One AWWA Operator Scholarship (Training Funds for Water Operators)

In 2015, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) created a philanthropic program called Water Equation, which is based on the idea that Knowledge + Sharing = Transformation.

One of AWWA's strategies for this new philanthropic initiative is to grow AWWA's existing scholarship program into the world's largest scholarship portfolio for water. To grow AWWA's scholarship program it was determined funding challenges of water operator education must first be addressed. In turn, AWWA created the One AWWA Operator Scholarship.

The premise behind the One AWWA Operator Scholarship goes beyond helping students pay for their education. This scholarship also helps solve the water sector’s present and future need for more trained, educated, and licensed operators. The Rocky Mountain Section AWWA has partnered with the American Water Works Association to create a new One AWWA Operator Scholarship for the Section.

In 2018, the RMSAWWA will award up to $2,000 in training and education funds for Water Operators through the One AWWA Operator Scholarship.

Training and education funding through this award can be used for certification/licensure, two-year water related associate degree, technical school program, registration fees for professional programs and RMSAWWA-sponsored workshops, conferences and seminars, books and manuals, and operator related schools/conferences.

Each award recipient will also receive a one-year complimentary AWWA Operator membership that includes membership in the RMSAWWA.

Click here to download the 2018 application.  The application deadline is Tuesday, October 2, 2018.