PNCWA Scholarships Applications Deadline July 3

Scholarship applications are open at http://bit.ly/apply_pncwa_scholarships

The application is all online. You may edit your application through July 3. The deadline to complete and submit your application has been extended through July 3.

If you have questions or difficulty completing your application, please email mikerainey@pncwa.org and we will try to assist you!

You may preview the application before you begin the form. When you preview the application, you will see essay questions that apply to both "Engineering/Environmental track students", and to "Operations track students". But Relax! you only are asked to complete the question for your particular study track!

Daniel Keil Legacy Scholarship complete description
Environmental Stewardship Scholarship
 complete description
Lucas Eibel Memorial Scholarship complete description
The Education for Operators Scholarship complete description

Compare the application requirements for all scholarships in this table: Download this scholarship comparison table here.

Daniel Keil Legacy Scholarship

Daniel Keil Legacy Scholarship Description: This scholarship is available for applicants intending to pursue a career in the water environment field. One scholarship will generally be awarded, normally valued at $1,200-$1,500 each, with emphasis on either 2-year or  4-year degrees or enrollment in a Masters program. A demonstrated commitment to service is required.
Daniel Keil Legacy Stewardship Scholarship Requirements
  1. The applicant must enroll as a full-time college student (by September of the award year) that allows the applicant to pursue a professional career (e.g., engineer, operator, lab analyst) in the *water environment field.
  2. Applicant may be attending or accepted to enroll in either a 2 or 4-year institution and be pursuing either Associates, Bachelors, and/or Master’s degrees (If you are a high school senior who had not yet been accepted at a program, you must provide the names of the programs to which you have applied.)
  3. Official proof or transcript of grades from high school or college.
  4. Essay (800–1,000 words) on volunteer service experience and how the applicant has integrated that experience into career goals related to the water environment.
  5. A minimum of two letters of recommendation—At least one letter must be from a teacher or professor and at least one letter must be strongly related to volunteer service. Letters must be from someone not related to the applicant
  6. A demonstrated commitment to service. All service is considered.
    1. Service to the community and/or service to under-served or disadvantaged communities including (but not limited to) under-developed countries and/or economically disadvantaged communities either within or outside the United States carries additional weight.
    2. Applicants do not necessarily need to come from under-developed or economically disadvantaged communities.  However, Applicants should be able to demonstrate how people in under-served or economically disadvantaged communities have benefited from the Applicant’s volunteer service.
    3. Consideration will be given for the strength of an Applicant’s service relative to the Applicant’s opportunities for service (e.g., a high school student’s volunteer opportunities could be more limited to those of a college student)
  7. Preference to residents Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, but residents of any geographic location may apply.
  8. May be attending or plan to attend a school anywhere in the U.S.
Daniel Keil Legacy Scholarship Selection Criteria
  • Career Objectives and Environmental Interest essay on volunteer service experience and how the applicant has integrated that experience into career goals related to the water environment.
  • Academic Potential: Grade Point Average and type/difficulty of courses taken
  • Demonstrated commitment to service. All service is considered—Consideration will be given for the strength of an Applicant’s service relative to the Applicant’s opportunities for service (e.g., a high school student’s volunteer opportunities could be more limited to those of a college student).
  • Letters of Recommendation/Reference
Daniel Keil Legacy Scholarship Additional Information
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Award Amount: $1,500
  • For applicants who are prior PNCWA scholarship recipients, an additional Award Renewal essay is required.

* Water environment academic programs may include civil, environmental, and bioresources engineering; environmental studies; environmental law; water and/or wastewater operations; and laboratory analyses. Mechanical, chemical, structural, or other engineering and technical disciplines, and environmental pre-law, will be considered on a case-by-case basis, provided the Applicant demonstrates how her/his field of study and career plans relate to the water environment.

Environmental Stewardship Scholarship

Environmental Stewardship Scholarship Description: This scholarship is available for applicants intending to pursue a career in the water environment field. Three scholarships will be awarded, normally valued at $1,200-$1,500 each, with emphasis on both 2-year and 4-year degrees. At least one scholarship award will be given to a PNCWA member or a member’s family member.
Environmental Stewardship Scholarship Requirements
  1. The applicant must enroll as a full-time college student (by September of the award year) that allows them to pursue a professional career (e.g., engineer, operator, lab analyst) in the water environment field.
  2. Applicant may be attending or accepted to enroll in either a 2 or 4-year institution and be pursuing either Associates, Bachelors, and/or Master’s degrees (If you are a high school senior who had not yet been accepted at a program you must provide the names of the programs to which you have applied.)
  3. Official proof or transcript of grades from high school or college.
  4. Essay on career goals related to the water environment.
  5. A minimum of two letters of recommendation—one must be from a teacher or professor, the other must be from someone not related to the applicant.
  6. Examples of volunteer community service and/or extracurricular activities
  7. Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Idaho, Oregon, or Washington
  8. May be attending or plan to attend a school outside of Oregon, Washington or Idaho as long as permanent address (i.e. parent's address) is in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho.
  9. May be attending a school within Oregon, Idaho, or Washington, and have completed at least one year at said school, and is or will be continuing at a school within Idaho, Washington, or Oregon, and has established a practical physical year round residence in one of the said states, even though student originally came from out of state, and parent still resides out of state. (Examples of practical year round residence means that the student does not return to an out of state home each summer, and instead continues to reside within the state such as for work when not in school. In conjunction with the requirement for having completed one year of school within one of the appropriate states, filing state taxes within Oregon, Washington, or Idaho; or having a driver license from Oregon, Washington, or Idaho are further examples of having established practical residency.
Environmental Stewardship Scholarship Selection Criteria
  • Career Objectives and Environmental Interest Essay
  • Academic Potential: Grade Point Average and type/difficulty of courses taken
  • Extracurricular Activities: Demonstrating leadership or participation in programs and organizations
  • Letters of Recommendation/Reference
  • Experience pertaining to or related to the water/wastewater/environmental field
Environmental Stewardship Scholarship Additional Information
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Award Amount: $1,500
  • Total Amount Awarded $4,500
  • Out of the three awards, one is reserved for an applicant where the applicant or an immediate family member of the applicant is a PNCWA member in good standing for at least one year.
  • For applicants who are prior award recipients, an additional Award Renewal essay is required.

Lucas Eibel Memorial Scholarship

Lucas Eibel Memorial Scholarship Scholarship Description: The Umpqua Basin Operators Section (UBOS) has established this scholarship in the amount of $1,500 and made it available to community college students in a 2-year or 2-year transfer program. Lucas Eibel was a summer intern at Roseburg Urban Sanitary Authority (RUSA) and a UBOS member who was lost to the shooting tragedy at Umpqua Community College (UCC) on October 1, 2015. Preference will be given to UCC students for this scholarship, but applications are open to students throughout the State of Oregon.
 
Lucas Eibel Memorial Scholarship Scholarship Requirements
  1. The applicant must enroll as a full-time college student (by September of the award year) that allows them to pursue a professional career (e.g. Engineer, Operator, Lab Analyst) in the water environment field.
  2. Applicant must be attending or accepted to enroll in either a 2-year or 2-year transfer program  institution and be pursuing an Associates degrees (If you are a high school senior who had not yet been accepted at a program you must provide the names of the programs to which you have applied.)
  3. Official proof or transcript of grades from high school or college.
  4. Essay on career goals related to the water environment.
  5. A minimum of two letters of recommendation—one must be from a teacher or professor, the other must be from someone not related to the applicant.
  6. Examples of volunteer community service and/or extracurricular activities
  7. Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Oregon
  8. May be attending a school within Oregon and have completed at least one year at said school, and is or will be continuing at a school within Oregon, and has established a practical physical year round residence in Oregon, even though student originally came from out of state, and parent still resides out of state. (Examples of practical year round residence means that the student does not return to an out of state home each summer, and instead continues to reside within Oregon such as for work when not in school. In conjunction with the requirement for having completed one year of school within Oregon, filing state taxes within Oregon; or having a driver license from Oregon are further examples of having established practical residency.)
Lucas Eibel Memorial Scholarship Selection Criteria
  • Career Objectives and Environmental Interest Essay
  • Academic Potential: Grade Point Average and type/difficulty of courses taken
  • Extracurricular Activities: Demonstrating leadership or participation in programs and organizations
  • Letters of Recommendation/Reference
  • Experience pertaining to or related to the water/wastewater/environmental field
Lucas Eibel Memorial Scholarship Additional Information
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Award Amount: $1,500
  • Total Amount Awarded $1,500
  • Preference will be given to Umpqua Community College students for this scholarship, but applications are open to students attending any community college throughout the State of Oregon

The Education for Operators Scholarship

Education for Operators Scholarship Description: The Umpqua Basin Operators Section (UBOS) has established this scholarship in the amount of $1,500. This scholarship is intended for an operator seeking a 1-year certification program or a student enrolled in a 2-year program. This scholarship will be awarded in the amount necessary for the program in which the applicant is enrolled up to $1,500.
Education for Operators Scholarship Requirements
  1. The applicant must enroll as a full-time student (by September of the award year) that allows them to pursue a professional career as an operator in the water environment field.
  2. Applicant must be attending or accepted to enroll in either a 1-year certification program or a 2-year institution pursuing an Associate’s degree. (If you are a high school senior who had not yet been accepted at a program you must provide the names of the programs to which you have applied.)
  3. Official proof or transcript of grades from high school or college.
  4. Essay on career goals related to the water environment.
  5. A minimum of two letters of recommendation—one must be from a teacher or professor, the other must be from someone not related to the applicant.
  6. Examples of volunteer community service and/or extracurricular activities
  7. Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Idaho, Oregon, or Washington
  8. May be attending or plan to attend a school outside of Oregon, Washington or Idaho as long as permanent address (i.e. parent's address) is in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho.
  9. May be attending a school within Oregon, Idaho, or Washington, and have completed at least one year at said school, and is or will be continuing at a school within Idaho, Washington, or Oregon, and has established a practical physical year round residence in one of the said states, even though student originally came from out of state, and parent still resides out of state. (Examples of practical year round residence means that the student does not return to an out of state home each summer, and instead continues to reside within the state such as for work when not in school. In conjunction with the requirement for having completed one year of school within one of the appropriate states, filing state taxes within Oregon, Washington, or Idaho; or having a driver license from Oregon, Washington, or Idaho are further examples of having established practical residency.)
Education for Operators Scholarship Selection Criteria
  • Career Objectives and Environmental Interest Essay
  • Academic Potential: Grade Point Average and type/difficulty of courses taken
  • Extracurricular Activities: Demonstrating leadership or participation in programs and organizations
  • Letters of Recommendation/Reference
  • Experience pertaining to or related to the water/wastewater/environmental field
Education for Operators Scholarship Additional Information
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Award Amount: $1,500 (maximum)
  • Total Amount Awarded $1,500 (maximum)
  • This scholarship is intended for operators and excludes other professionals in the water environment field

Scholarship applications are open at http://bit.ly/apply_pncwa_scholarships