Student Scholarships

Organization Scholarship NameDescriptionDeadline
WateReuse WateReuse Colorado Student ScholarshipsWateReuse Association is offering three (3) scholarships to support students focusing on water reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalination. Each scholarship is valued at $1,500 and will be awarded in November 2021 to the highest-ranking applicants among undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited Colorado university or community college, as determined by the scholarship committee of WRCO.October 1st, 2021, midnight MST
Arkansas River Basin Water Forum (ARBWF) Arkansas River Basin Water Forum (ARBWF) ScholarshipScholarships are offered to students and working professionals in support of their education and research in water resources, watershed studies, hydrology, natural resources management, and others. Preference to award students scholarships who are from the Arkansas Basin and whose work the ARBWF Board expects will provide a benefit to Colorado’s Arkansas River BasinOctober 1st, 2021, 5 pm MST
Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District John Fetcher Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District ScholarshipThis scholarship is for students at a public university within the state of Colorado and provides financial assistance for one year to committed and talented students who are pursuing a water-related career in any major. The Colorado Water Center administers the scholarship.May 18
American Ground Water TrustVariousEntry level college students intending to pursue a career in the field of groundwaterJune 1
American Water Resources AssociationRichard A. Herbert Memorial ScholarshipMust be AWRA member, undergraduate or graduate, in water resources fieldMay
American Water Works AssociationBlack & Veatch - Building a World of Difference ScholarshipUndergraduate student seeking a degree in the water industryJanuary
Infilco Degremont/Vernon D. Lucy III ScholarshipUndergraduate student in science or engineering, must be junior or senior by year of applicationJanuary
Neptune Technology Group ScholarshipUndergraduate student seeking a degree in the water science fieldJanuary
Abel Wolman FellowshipPhD students in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in the field of water supply and treatmentJanuary
Academic Achievement Award
Master's or PhD in field of public water supply
Oct 1
American Water ScholarshipGraduate students interested in service to the water industryJanuary
ARCADIS ScholarshipMaster's or PhD student seeking a degree in the water industryJanuary
Carollo Engineers ScholarshipMaster's student engaging in water-energy nexus issues for water, wastewater or water useJanuary
Dave Caldwell ScholarshipFemale and/or minority student pursuing graduate degree in the drinking water fieldJanuary
Denver Water Centennial ScholarshipsThree scholarships available, one (1) for junior/community college or trade school student; recent high school graduates may also apply; one (1) undergraduate college or university student; and one (1) graduate studentJanuary
Hazen and Sawyer ScholarshipMaster's student in the water science fieldJanuary
HDR/Henry "Bud" Benjes ScholarshipMaster's student seeking a degree in the water industryJanuary
Holly A. Cornell ScholarshipFemale and/or minority masters' students in pursuit of advanced training in the field of water supply and treatmentJanuary
Larson Aquatic Research Support ScholarshipPhD and master's students in the fields of corrosion control, treatment and distribution of domestic and industrial water supplies, aquatic chemistry, and/or environmental chemistryJanuary
MWH ScholarshipMaster's student seeking a degree in the water industryJanuary
Thomas R. Camp ScholarshipGraduate students doing applied research in the drinking water fieldJanuary
American Water Works Association Rocky Mountain SectionJames B. Warner Water Studies Scholarship Young professionals seeking higher education in a water-related field, member of AWWAJune 15
James B. Warner Associate's Scholarship Operators seeking to complete their associate’s degree in a water-related field, member of AWWAJune 15
Anchor QEAAnchor QEA ScholarshipGraduate students in fields related to water resources, surface and groundwater quality, coastal development, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment managementNovember
Arkansas River Basin Water ForumARBWF ScholarshipUndergraduate and graduate students at Colorado universities whose education and research activities support the Arkansas Basin WatershedOctober
Big Thompson Watershed ForumEnvironmental ScholarshipSophomore, junior, senior, or Master's student in the semester of application. Primary focus of study in hydrology, environmental health, biology or sociology, water resources, watershed science, water pollution, and/or water qualitySeptember
Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain ManagersBen Urbonas ScholarshipGraduate student. Eligible programs of study include, but are not limited to, hydrology, hydraulics, watershed management, floodplain management, stormwater management, stormwater quality, emergency response, meteorology and climatologyOctober
CASFM Family ScholarshipSophomore, junior, senior or graduate student whose parent or legal guardian is an active member of CASFMOctober
Undergraduate Scholarship
Sophomore or junior students in the field of Civil Engineering or a closely related field in ColoradoOctober
Colorado Conservation Tillage AssociationColorado Conservation Tillage ScholarshipHigh school seniors and college studentsDecember 1
Colorado Groundwater AssociationHarlan Erker Memorial ScholarshipSeniors and graduate students doing research or independent study in groundwater science or engineeringApril 3
Colorado Water Conservation BoardDiane Hoppe Memorial ScholarshipA $2000 one-year scholarship for a Colorado high school student interested in western water issues planning to attend a public institution of higher education in Colorado.April 15
Colorado State University Graduate SchoolMcPherson Graduate ScholarshipTwo scholarships will be available with an award of $10,000 (renewable), plus resident tuition for new applicants to Colorado State University's Graduate School. Students planning to study in any discipline or department are invited. To be eligible, individuals must have completed their bachelor degree at Adams State University, preferably, or be current or former residents of the San Luis Valley in Colorado.Preferred 5/15/2020
Accepted until 5/30/2020
Environmental Engineers of the FutureEnvironmental Engineers of the Future Graduate ProgramMaster's tuition assistance for students who take elective courses in water/wastewater treatment and solid waste management, and agree to work for one of a selected list of companies for a minimum of 2 years upon graduationDecember
Four States Irrigation Council Four States Irrigation Council Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled at an accredited university or college in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska or Wyoming; is pursuing a degree in an agricultural water and/or irrigation-related field; desires to pursue a career in an agricultural water and or/irrigation-related field; demonstrates leadership and promise in an agricultural or water-related career; and has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.June 28
InTERFEWSInTERFEWS TraineeshipColorado State University PhD students who have been accepted into their department’s program. Priority will be given to those entering the 1st or 2nd semester of their PhD program, and those beyond their 3rd semester are not eligible. Both funded and unfunded positions will be offered.January 15
Kvarøy ArcticWomen In Aquaculture Scholarship ProgramTwo women will be awarded up to a $10,000 scholarship and paid, one-month summer internship on the Kvaroy Arctic salmon farm site in Norway. Consideration for employment is also available upon graduation! One scholarship is open to women of any country, globally and the other is open to women who are permanent residents of Africa.April 13 - June 22
Lincoln Institute of Land PolicyBabbitt Center Dissertation Fellowship ProgramFunding of $10,000 for Ph.D. students at U.S. universities whose research builds on, and contributes to, the integration of land and water policy to advance water sustainability and resilience, particularly in the West. March 1
National Ground Water AssociationFarvolden ScholarshipsFull-time students enrolled in a program that is groundwater industry-relatedApril 21
Len Assante ScholarshipFull-time students only (including high school seniors who are applying for scholarships to be used in their first quarter or semester of post-secondary study)April 15
NOAAErnest F. Hollings Undergraduate ScholarshipAward includes academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.Opens September 1
North American Weather Modification CouncilNorth American Weather Modification Council ScholarshipStudents interested in the field of weather modification and studying science or engineering at an accredited institutionFebruary
Rocky Mountain Water Quality Analysts AssociationRocky Mountain Water Quality Analysts Association Annual ScholarshipUniversity student in water environment fieldJuly 31
Soil and Water Conservation SocietyDonald A. Williams Soil Conservation Scholarship
SWCS members who are currently employed, but wish to improve technical/administrative competence in a conservation-related field at an accredited collegeMarch
Kenneth E. Grant Research ScholarshipInterdisciplinary graduate-level research on a conservation topic that will extend the SWCS mission of fostering the science and the art of soil, water, and related natural resource management to achieve sustainabilityMarch
Melville H. Cohee Student Leader Conservation ScholarshipJunior, senior, or master's student interested in a career in soil and water conservationMarch
US Committee on Irrigation and DrainageUSCID/Summers Engineering Scholarship
USCID student members who are upper division, undergraduate or Master's degree with a demonstrated interest in agricultural engineering, irrigation and drainage, ag water management, or other fields pertaining to the mission of USCIDSept 1
Water Environment FederationCanham Graduate Studies ScholarshipGraduate student in the water environment fieldMarch 1
WateReuse ColoradoGeneral ScholarshipFull-time undergraduate or graduate student with a sincere interest in pursuing a professional career related to water reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalinationSeptember 25
Martha Hahn Memorial ScholarshipFull-time undergraduate or graduate student with a sincere interest in pursuing a professional career related to water reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalination ((preference given to graduate students)September 25
Operator Scholarship
Any student pursuing an associate’s degree or certification in Water Quality Management or other study in preparation for water or wastewater operator licenseSeptember 25
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and EducationGraduate Student Research and EducationFull-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited university of Western U.S. are eligible to apply with projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. February 9
Women in Water Scholarship FundWomen in Water ScholarshipAnnual $5,000 gift awarded to a woman pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any facet of water resources. Applicants must be at junior-year bachelor degree level or higher. Need to major in STEM, Natural Resources, law, communications, government relations and other areas related to water.Opens April 1
Closes June 30