Monday, November 30, 2015

American Water Works Association Scholarship

American Water Works Association ( ) - Illinois Section AWWA has scholarships available to students pursuing careers in the water industry - ANY TYPE OF WATER (stormwater, drinking water, engineering, planning, etc.)

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water ...

The ISAWWA Safe Water Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students pursuing degrees or certifications related to the water industry.  Our goal is to encourage more people to consider career paths in the water industry, which is critical to preserving public health and our most important natural resource – clean, safe drinking water.  In 2015, we distributed $5,000 in scholarships among five very deserving winners.

Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into a water-related secondary or continuing education program for the 2016-2017 academic year (including summer term 2016) by the application deadline of January 31, 2016.  Applicable secondary education programs include water-related operator training programs, technical school, community college, four-year college, masters, doctoral, and business/management degree programs. 

The application form is available online at  At the top of the page you’ll find a link to a recorded webcast that provides tips for completing your scholarship application.

Click here for tips on completing your scholarship application. (password: illinois395) Scholarship deadline is January 31, 2016 for summer 2016 and the 2016-2017 ...

Applications must be submitted online by January 31, 2016.  Recommendation letters, transcripts, and anything else mailed separately must be post-marked by January 31, 2016.  Good luck!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

2016 Alternative Spring Break Opportunity

Living Lands & Waters still has space left in week 2 & 3 (March 13-17, and March 20-24) of their Alternative Spring Break programs and would love to be able to host a group of students! Their program is completely free to participate in and based out of Memphis, TN. They offer a discounted lodging rate of $119 per student per week at a local, downtown hotel, as well as 6 - $500 scholarships to students in need! 

Their ASB program to date has worked with over 1,000 students, to remove over 1 million pounds of trash from U.S. waterways. Here is a great video of what you can expect on our trip:

Course: The Geography of Food & Agriculture