The One AWWA Operator Scholarship

The One AWWA Operator Scholarship is funded through the support of AWWA’s The Water Equation Campaign and the Western Canada Section AWWA.


  • AWWA’s The Water Equation Campaign and the Western Canada Section AWWA, will award the One AWWA Operator Scholarship in the amount of $500 for Water Operator training and education. 
  • Three scholarships will be awarded.
  • Funding can be used for certification, two-year water related associate degree, technical school program, professional training program, books and manuals, and operator related conferences.
  • Each scholarship recipient will also receive a one-year AWWA Operator membership.


  • Applicant must be a current operator or seeking to enter the water operator profession.
  • Applicant must be pursuing an Operator Certification, two or four-year degree related to the water operator profession, or professional development.
  • Disbursement of the funds will be made directly by the Section to the financial office of recipient’s college, university, or technical school.
  • Items related to books, manuals, conferences, professional development courses, and other eligible expenses will be reimbursed to recipient upon presentation of eligible receipts.
  • Applicant must reside or work within the geographical boundaries covered by the sponsoring Section, which includes Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Acceptance of scholarship constitutes permission to use recipient’s name and scholarship story for purpose of promotion.


  • The Scholarships Committee accepts only electronic application which must be submitted by September 30.
  • Scanned copies of supporting documents are required. 
  • Selection will be based on the principle of open and equal opportunity and carried out by the WCS AWWA selection committee. 


  • One page essay of career objectives and how this scholarship will enhance your ability for professional development and bring value to the water industry.
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation/reference


 2 Or 4-Year Water Operator Related Degree
 Technical School
 Operator Certification Or Licensure
 Professional Development Program Or Conference
 Books And Manuals

Captcha Code

Click the image to see another captcha.