Scholarship Opportunities

Did you know various agencies have scholarships available to students looking to get into the different industries associated with Public Works? Check out the following links for more information.

American Public Works Association (APWA)

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association provides a forum for public works professionals to share their expertise and experiences for the continuing development of public works that add value throughout Wisconsin.

American Public Works Association: Wisconsin Chapter Scholarships Page

Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA)

Our mission is assisting, educating and representing our members in the water and wastewater industries.

Wisconsin Rural Water Association Scholarships Page

Wisconsin Wastewater Operators' Association (WWOA)

The name, Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association, is a fourth-generation title for an organization over 70 years old. Although the roots of the organization date back to 1932, the organization as we know it today dates back to 1967. Since then, the name may have changed, but the purpose for the organization has remained the same.

The organization began in the spring of 1932, when the first Conference of Sewerage Works Operators (CSWO) Short Course was offered. The course was held in the hydraulics and sanitary lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The meeting was intended for plant superintendents from medium to large Wisconsin municipalities. During its 34-year tenure, the meeting generated a union of personnel who would share ideas and experiences relating to a commonly held occupation. Today's organization embraces this same quality in its culture.

Wisconsin Wastewater Operators' Association: Scholarships Page

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

The American Water Works Association is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational society dedicated to providing total water solutions assuring the effective management of water. Founded in 1881, the Association is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world.

Our membership includes over 4,300 utilities that supply roughly 80% of the nation's drinking water and treat almost half of the nation's wastewater. Our 51,000 total members represent the full spectrum of the water community:

  • Environmental advocates
  • Public water and wastewater systems
  • Scientists, academicians, and others who hold a genuine interest in water, our most important resource

AWWA also takes great pride in helping establish two preeminent organizations dedicated to safe water, the Water Research Foundation in 1966 and Water for People in 1991. AWWA unites the diverse water community to advance public health, safety, the economy, and the environment.

American Water Works Association: Scholarships Page