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WateReuse Colorado Student Scholarships

2024 scholarship applications must be submitted by Sunday, November 5, 2023 at midnight MT

WateReuse Colorado (WRCO) is pleased to offer three (3) scholarships to support students focusing on water reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalination. Each scholarship is valued at $1,500 [≈ Smartphone cost per year] and will be awarded in November 2023 to the highest-ranking applicants among undergraduate students, graduate students, or operators enrolled or plans to enroll in an accredited Colorado university or community college, as determined by the scholarship committee of WRCO.

Each 2024 scholarship recipient will receive full registration for the 2024 WateReuse National Symposium to be held in Denver, CO March 11-14th.

Scholarship Qualifications

ScholarshipStudent StatusCourse Completion and Enrollment Status
General Scholarship ($1,500) & Full Conference RegistrationFull-time undergraduate studentFor undergraduates, at least two (2) years of college coursework completed.

Proof of Fall 2023 undergraduate enrollment required.
Martha Hahn Memorial Scholarship ($1,500) & Full Conference RegistrationFull-time graduate studentFor graduates, proof of Fall 2023 graduate program enrollment required.
Operator Scholarship ($1,500) & Full Conference RegistrationAny operator currently attending (full-time or part-time) or with plans to obtain an associate’s degree or higher level degree in Water Quality Management or other related study. Preference given to applicants currently enrolled in an applicable program.Proof of enrollment or if not currently enrolled, please describe planned timeline for enrollment.

General Qualifications for Scholarships

  • Sincere interest in pursuing/currently employed in a professional career related to water reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalination. Research involvement in these fields and/or professional experience welcomed.
  • Not a previous WRCO scholarship recipient
  • Full-time enrollment typically means enrollment in 12 or more credit hours. Part-time enrollment is acceptable for applicants who have completed (or are about to complete), at a minimum, 50% of the coursework necessary for degree completion.

Selection Criteria

  • At least one (1) letter of recommendation from a college professor, college advisor, or supervisor/manager
  • Personal statement (Minimum 750, Maximum 1,000 words) stating your background, interest and practical experience in the field of wastewater reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalination. Include a summary of extracurricular activities, professional involvement, and leadership roles related to your professional field, as applicable.
  • Grade point average (GPA) – submit all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) college transcripts (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable).

For further questions, please contact Stephanie Riley stephanie.riley@denverwater.org.

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