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


IWEA supports several scholarships/award programs as well as a curriculum designed to teach middle school students about the water environment. Click on the links below to find out more about these programs.

  • Clean Water Scholarship

    Scholarship Application Deadline is January 31, 2024

    For college students entering their junior or senior year, or graduate school

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  • Environmental Career Scholarship

    The scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2024

    For high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall

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  • IPSI Scholarship

    Scholarship Application Deadline is January 31, 2024.

    Application consideration is open to everyone registered for IPSI. However, public works professionals, plant operators, and IWEA members are preferred.

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  • Sylvanus Jackson Scholarship

    This Scholarship is available to students attending the Environmental Resources Training Center, ERTC, at Southern Illinois University. It is administered through the SIU Foundation.

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  • InFlow

    InFlow Interest Form  is due by February 16, 2024.

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  • IWEA Grants

    Each year IWEA makes contributiosn to organizations for specific charitable projects related to water and the water environment. In the past, we have made grants to organizaitons such as Engineers Without Borders and Haiti Outreach. We have also supported student lead projects which bring clean water to underserved regions. Use the link below to access our grant application.

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    IWEA Water Environment Grant Application
  • Clean Water Awards

    For students in grades 6 -12

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  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize

    For students in grades 9 - 12

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Charitable Giving
IWEA supports several water environment related non-profit organizations. We encourage our members to also consider supporting these organizations.