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The One AWWA Operator Scholarship
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The idea 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 KY/TN Section has partnered with the Association to create a new One AWWA Operator Scholarship for the Section. The Association will match, dollar for dollar, Section funding to create two $1,000 scholarships per year.

The Applicant must be a current water operator or seeking to enter the water operator profession and they must be pursuing an Operator’s License or Certification, two or four-year degree related to the water operator profession, or professional development.

Deadline for Applications is June 18, 2019. Selection will be made by the Water Equation Committee of the KY/TN Section AWWA. 
A letter of notification will be sent to all applicants by June 30, 2019. The recipients will be offered complimentary registration to attend the Water Professionals Conference in Louisville, KY on August 19, 2019 to receive the scholarship at the Opening Session. If unable to attend the Conference, a check for up to $1,000 will be sent to the financial aid office of the school or training center of your choice by October 1, 2019.

To download an application, CLICK HERE


In early 2015, AWWA created a philanthropic program called The Water Equation, which is based on the idea that Knowledge + Sharing = Transformation. One of AWWA's strategies for solving this equation is to focus on the knowledge variable in the equation and grow AWWA's existing scholarship portfolio into the world's largest scholarship portfolio for water. Step one in growing AWWA's scholarship program is to help solve the funding challenges of water operator education. To do this, AWWA has created the One AWWA Operator Scholarship.

The Water Equation focuses AWWA's considerable talents and resources on meeting the ever-growing need for pure drinking water and efficient wastewater treatment systems, and to address the critical shortage of skilled water professionals.

It's no simple problem, but like all equations, we can solve it – with your help. Donate to The Water Equation campaign today to keep water knowledge flowing, now and in the future.


Committee Members Include:

Kentucky: Mike Gardner

Tennessee:  Alan Cranford - Chair; Chris Lambert; Glen Doss; Randal Braker; Mark Zinnanti