Scholarships Offered by Missouri Section AWWA

One AWWA Operator Scholarship

The Missouri Section is participating in the association’s One AWWA Operator Scholarship program. The water industry faces a critical shortage of operators, and the need is expected to increase by 6% in the next decade. The One AWWA Operator Scholarship was created to address the present and future need for operators by providing training and educational funding. Matching dollars from the American Water Works Association and the Missouri Section provide the funding for the operator scholarships.

AWWA’s The Water Equation Campaign and the Missouri Section AWWA will award One AWWA Operator Scholarships (one or more) to cover registration costs to attend the Joint Annual Meeting for water operator training and education. The scholarship award can be used for a single-day registration or for a full conference registration.


February 28, 2024

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J. R. Popalisky Scholarship

The Missouri Section of American Water Works Association (MO-AWWA) has established a scholarship fund entitled the J.R. Popalisky Scholarship Fund (JRPSF) for qualified students enrolled in an accredited college or university in the State of Missouri. Qualifying curriculum for scholarship applicants shall include courses related to civil or environmental engineering or environmental science with an emphasis on career fields associated with water supply.

The JRPSF will consider applications for one or more scholarships per year, with the top-ranked application receiving an award of $2,500-$1,000. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage enrollment in educational studies related to career fields associated with water supply.


April 30, 2024

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Mike O'Connell
Scholarship Committee Chair
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