Two awards in the amount of up to $1,000 will be given out to water system operators (plant or distribution) in Virginia.  Preference is given to small Waterworks.
Deadline:  May 14, 2021
One award in the amount of $2000 will be given out to an undergraduate student from universities and colleges in Virginia.
Deadline: May 28, 2021
Two awards in the amount of $2500 will be given out to graduate students from universities and colleges in Virginia.
Deadline: May 28, 2021

Please note the submittal deadlines for each scholarship.  Scholarships need to be submitted online using the button below.  

Direct any questions to Mark Titcomb (

Thank you and we look forward to your applications

Students interested in applying for scholarships can become members of AWWA for free by completing the online form below. 
Previous Scholarship Recipients
The Student Activities Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the VA AWWA Scholarships for 2020!  This year VA AWWA supported two operators, one undergraduate student, and two graduate students through its scholarship program. These scholarships further the recipients’ education and help them along their career path in the water industry. 
Meet each of the recipients and hear in their own words why they like the water industry and how these scholarships will help them achieve their goals.
OneAWWA Operator's Scholarship
Ryan Charles, Buchanan County Public Service Authority
“Every aspect of being an operator I can somehow find joy in. From the hands-on work, the position entails to the ability to provide clean drinking water is so important and I’m honored to have the ability to do so. These families rely on us to provide their families with their basic needs. These needs are something that I take pride in as well as my community.”
OneAWWA Operator's Scholarship
Kyle Trail, Town of Pulaski
VA AWWA Ray A Jackson Undergraduate Scholarship
Hania Abboud, attending University of Virginia majoring in Civil Engineering.
“I'm interested in water because I'm fascinated by the impacts that water quality can have on communities, ecosystems, and the economy. I love learning about the connections between clean water, community health, and environmental quality. I hope to pursue a career that makes a positive impact on communities through clean water and environmental justice.  It is significantly meaningful to me to have the AWWA help me achieve my goals of working as a water engineer someday.”
Dr. Robert C. Hoehn Graduate Student Scholarship
Shantanu Bhide, attending Virginia Tech pursuing his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Environmental Engineering.
“Climate change-induced droughts and altercation of inland freshwater quality today's "grand challenge". I am interested in reclaimed wastewater and how it can be safely used to augment freshwater sources.”
Dr. Robert C. Hoehn Graduate Student Scholarship
Suraj Gupta, attending Virginia Tech pursuing an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology with research work at Environmental Engineering and Computer Science intersection.
“The thing that most interests me is how we can understand and elevate our current treatment methods to remove emerging contaminants such as antibiotic resistance determinants and make our water clean and secure for public health.  This scholarship will help me continue my education and gain interdisciplinary skills to address environmental engineering issues using data analysis, and advance my work in understanding the dissemination of antibiotic resistance in water systems.”