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Scholarship Opportunities

2020 National Association of Water Companies Scholarship

The New England Chapter – National Association of Water Companies (“NENAWC”) has established a scholarship for eligible high school students which will be administered through its Scholarship Committee.  It is the intention of the Committee to award the scholarship each year to a deserving candidate.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

For proper consideration, the application must be signed and dated by the applicant and received by the noted application deadline.  The following criteria must be met for scholarship consideration:

  1. Applicants will be a graduating High School Senior from an accredited High School or equivalent from any of the following states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
  2. Preference will be given to applicants who are actively pursuing an approved course of study at an accredited higher education institution directly related to Drinking Water, Water Engineering, Environmental Studies or Waste Water.
  3. An academic GPA of 3.0 at their high school is mandatory. The relevance and rigor of the courses taken in high school shall be considered.


To be considered for this year’s award, applications must be received by March 15, 2020.

Applicants must submit a completed application form (signed and dated) and attach the following additional information:

  • An official transcript from their current academic institution, including transcripts from the first half of the senior year.
  • A typed and signed autobiographical sketch highlighting: accomplishments, interests, hobbies, future plans, your chosen field of study and if it will improve the environment, or public health, in particular the water industry, and explain the importance / impact the scholarship will have on you.

The Award

Through the generosity of the NENAWC Membership and Scholarship Committee, the scholarship award each year will be $1,500.

The Scholarship Committee shall review all properly completed applications and make their recommendation to the Board.  The decision of the Board shall be final.  In the event that there are no qualified applicant(s), the Committee shall report such information to the Board and no Scholarship will be granted in that year.

The successful applicant shall be notified of the decision of the Board and will be invited to attend a NENAWC meeting and/or event where the award shall be presented.

Completed application must be returned by March 15, 2020 to:

NENAWC Scholarship Program c/o Jessica Johnson

Valley Water Systems

37 Northwest Drive, Plainville, CT 06062