Operator Training/Certification/Continuing Education Scholarship

Operators in the Umpqua Basin Operators Section (UBOS) established this scholarship for operators in the three-state region of the PNCWA. Continuing funding is primarily provided by Operators in Sections throughout the three-state region. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding for individuals – primarily operators currently employed in the wastewater sector – to seek additional water sector education, training, and/or certification in the industry or to advance their professional knowledge, skill set or licensure.

Apply for the Operator Training/Certification/Continuing Education Scholarship

Scholarship Requirements and Criteria:

  • Individual seeking entry-level operator’s license
  • An entry-level or experienced operator seeking professional development in the following areas:
    • Municipal wastewater treatment
    • Water Reuse
    • Sanitary Sewer Collection

Complete online application including a brief essay on your experience and career goals.

Funding through this scholarship will support the following activities:

  • Continuing education
  • Training
    • College classes
    • Online courses
    • Independent study courses
    • Water Professional Conferences
  • License application cost

Education for Operators Scholarship Selection Criteria:

  • Career Objectives and Environmental Interest Essay
  • 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

Additional information:

  • Number of Awards: variable
  • Award Amount: $1,500 (maximum)
  • This scholarship is intended for operators and excludes other professionals in the water environment field