The Western Chapter of NYWEA is offering three awards, one in the amount of $1,500, one in the amount of $1,250, and one in the amount of $1,000, to be paid directly to the students. The students must be enrolled in an environmental related curriculum at the undergraduate level (such as, but not limited to, biology, forestry, chemistry, engineering, and water/wastewater treatment). Awards will be distributed based on academic, extracurricular and community activities, references, and personal goals. Disbursement of funds will be in the fall following submission of proof of enrollment. As an added benefit, the successful student will be automatically enrolled in the New York Water Environment Association as a student member for a period of one year following award of the scholarship.
Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled as a high school senior at the time of application. The student must reside in the geographic area which the Western Chapter encompasses.
Application <Link> Eligible students must complete the application. Each student may fill out only one application. If any of the application is incomplete or not included, the application will not be considered. The signed application must be submitted together with:
1. An official high school transcript. 2. A minimum of two written references: one must be from a teacher; the other must be from someone not related to the applicant. 3. Return the completed application along with the necessary attachments to:
Robert P. Lannon Jr., P.E. NYWEA Western Chapter Scholarship Committee Chairperson c/o GHD Consulting Services Inc. 285 Delaware Avenue, Suite 500 Buffalo, New York 14202
Application Deadline: Postmarked no later than March 27, 2017
Selection Applications which are received by the application deadline will be distributed to the Scholarship Committee for consideration. The Committee will then make their recommendation to the Western Chapter's Executive Board for approval. Judging will be based on essays, academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, references, and personal goals. The Executive Board may request to conduct brief interviews with potential candidates to aid in the selection process.
The New York Water Environment Association, Inc. (NYWEA), was founded in 1929 by professionals in the field of water quality as a non-profit, educational organization focused on protecting and enhancing our water resources. NYWEA is a Member Association of the international Water Environment Federation,. NYWEA consists of seven local chapters. The Western Chapter covers Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Niagara, Allegany, Wyoming, and Genesee counties.
To foster participation in NYWEA and increase opportunities for young professionals in the water environment industry by developing interesting programs that provide a forum for networking, continuing education, professional growth, and development of leadership skills, and access to the professional community.