Our Mission: To connect and enrich the Illinois water community
and increase the awareness of the impact and value of water.

Clean Water Scholarship

Scholarship Application Deadline is January 31, 2024.

The IWEA Clean Water Scholarship is designed to aid students preparing for careers working with the water environment. IWEA may award two scholarships of up to $1000.00 each year. Scholarship recipients will be announced at IWEA's Annual Conference, traditionally held in March. Scholarships will be applied to the next academic year.

Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for the scholarship.
  • Be an Illinois resident or attend an accredited Illinois college or university.
  • Have completed at least two years of their undergraduate education at time of the award. Graduate students are also encouraged to apply.
  • Have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Be a full time student enrolled in a water related field of study such as civil or environmental engineering, environmental science, or wastewater systems operation.
IWEA asks that all applicants use our on line application form. The application asks you to attach a copy of your resume, an essay/personnel statement,  a reference letter, and your transcripts. Please submit these documents in PDF format. It is not necessary for the transcripts to be "official" transcripts. You may want to read through the detailed instructions before completing the on-line application.
Scholarship Application, on-line application

Scholarship Application, detailed instructions
Specific questions about completing the scholarship form can be directed to IWEA's Scholarship Committee Chair, Paul Hurley.

Congratulations to our past scholarship winners.
2022Sarahi PorcayoUniversity of Ilinois, Springfield
2019Kylie Melodick Northwestern University 
 2019Alexander Horvath  University of Wisconsin, Madison (IL resident)
 2018Teresa Dorodo  Loyola University Chicago
 2017David Litwin  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 2017Chelsea Peterson  Cornell University (IL resident)
 2016Hannah Lohman  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2016Matthew SainzBradley University
2015Amanda Caldwell-JacquesUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2015Laura HaakIllinois Institute of Technology
2014David KlawitterUniversity of Illinois, Chicago
2014Colleen LyonsUniversity of Texas at Austin (IL resident)
2013Ian BradleyUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2013Sara GladeIllinois Institute of Technology
2012Damien Di VittorioSouthern Illinois University
2011Tadeusz BobakIllinois Institute of Technology