This committee awards scholarships annually to university and community college students to assist them in completing degree programs in fields of study relevant to future work in the drinking water profession. The committee works closely with the Education and Training Endowment Fund Board of Directors to implement the Section’s scholarship program.

The committee’s responsibilities include developing scholarship award criteria, disseminating applications to Northwest educational institutions, nominating student applicants for scholarship awards, and presentating awards to recipients at the PNWS Annual Conference.

PNWS-AWWA SCHOLARSHIPS

The Section currently offers twelve named scholarships, listed below. Scholarship amounts vary by year based on Education and Training Endowment Fund performance and budget decisions by the Section Board.

  • Archie Rice Memorial
  • Cynthia Driscoll Memorial
  • Legacy Memorial
  • Pettie/Stiles Memorial
  • Alan Jones Memorial
  • Jim Doane Family
  • Bob Wubbena Family
  • Past Chairs
  • Southern Oregon Subsection
  • NW Washington Subsection
  • RH2 Engineering
  • Al Alsing Memorial

In addition, The Section receives generous support from Ameron International and Kelman Publishing for additional scholarships. In 2015, the Section provided a total of $24,500 in scholarship funds to nine students.

To Apply

Students in relevant degree programs, including PNWS members and their families are encouraged to apply. Relevant fields of study include engineering, water resources, water or environmental technology, public administration, and environmental health. Students must be engaged in community college work, the second year or above of undergraduate work, or graduate work leading to a degree in a relevant field.

Selection criteria include:

-Scholarship (GPA+coursework)

-Involvement in professional societies and memberships

-Industry-related work experience, internships, certification

-Education and career goals applicable to the drinking water profession

Application forms are available in early January of each year. Awards are made in the late spring prior to the Section Annual Conference. Funds are distributed to the financial aid office of the student’s educational institution in early summer for use during the subsequent academic year. If you have questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee Chair listed below.

Download the 2016-2017 Scholarship Application

To Contribute

You may make a donation to any of the specific scholarships, or to the general PNWS-AWWA 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.

If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund, please contact the Education and Training Endowment Fund committee chair listed below.

Contacts:

Dave Leland ( Scholarship Committee Chair )
Oregon Drinking Water Program
800 NE Oregon Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
971/673-0415
971/673-0457
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Bob Willis (Education and Training Endowment Fund Chair)

18850 SW Parrett Mtn. Rd.

Sherwood OR 97140

503/780-9542

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Jason Canady (Board Contact)
City of Grants Pass
101 NW A St.

Grants Pass OR 97526

541/450-6119

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Lions Jeff Hull Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is due March 1st.  $600.  Applicants must apply through OSAC.  An essay on how music has or will affect your life is required.  Harney County High School seniors & undergraduates are eligible to apply.

 

This scholarship is on the Harney County Dollars for Scholars list.

Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Student Scholarship

Type: General

Amount: $1,000

Deadlines (2): Bi-annual: June 30 and December 31 every year

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a High School senior who plans on attending post-secondary education full time and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. All majors are encouraged to apply.

Application-(http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/family-law/attorneys/#scholarship)

 

The National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees (NOPHNRCSE) has the mission to motivate and mentor members for leadership roles to assist NRCS and partners in delivering natural resources conservation. Following our mission, NOPHNRCSE is proud to present the 2016 scholarship program.

 

 

 

This year NOPHNRCSE will award three $1,000.00 academic scholarships to qualified students that are pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, or Natural Resources Conservation related field of study at an accredited school of higher education.

 

 

 

Student Eligibility Requirements:

 

  • Graduating High School students accepted to an accredited college or university and registered students with at least one full academic year remaining before completing undergraduate education. Demonstrate integrity, ability, and competence in work
  • Show interest in pursuing a career in Natural Resources Conservation
  • Have a grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit a complete application package which includes: application form and requested documentation
  • Must show proof of U.S. citizenship - copy of Birth Certificate or Naturalization Certificate only

 

 

 

In addition to the scholarships mentioned above, NOPHNRCSE offers one specially funded scholarship, established by a notable member and her family to encourage new generations of Hispanics to pursue careers in Public Affairs, Agriculture or Natural Resources Conservation. The eligibility criteria are as follow:

 

 

  • Martha Guerra-Arteaga Scholarship: Scholarship for a female student with a major in Public Affairs, Communications or Natural Resources Conservation.

 

 

Follow this link for the scholarship application form and guidelines for completing and submitting the application. Due date for consideration is May 27th, 2016.

 

For more information see our NOPHNRCSE website at http://nophnrcse.org/

 

With nearly 10,000 essays submitted each year, to be named in the top six or honorable mention is truly a feat worthy of recognition. That’s why we reward prizes that total $100,000, including U.S. Savings Bonds for all our winners and a special awards trip to Orlando, FL, for the top three students in each division, to be joined by a parent and sponsoring teacher. As part of the awards trip, you can expect V.I.P. treatment, recognition, plenty of fun, and maybe even a few other surprises…

See the list below for what you could win if you take The DuPont Challenge.  To participate, FOLLOW THIS LINK.  Due February 5, 2016

Official Entry Form Link

Senior Division (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)

First Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond – $5,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica’s 5 iOS science apps

Second Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond – $3,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica’s 5 iOS science apps

Third Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond – $1,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica’s 5 iOS science apps

Honorable Mentions

  • U.S. Savings Bond – $200 at maturity
  • Britannica’s The Elements hardcover book

Junior Division (Grades 6, 7, 8)

First Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond – $5,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica’s 5 iOS science apps

Second Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond – $3,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica’s 5 iOS science apps

Third Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond – $1,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica’s 5 iOS science apps

Honorable Mentions

  • U.S. Savings Bond – $200 at maturity
  • Britannica’s The Elements hardcover book

 

Go to the DUPONT CHALLENGE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

Please read the competition Rules to make sure that you are eligible.

 

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