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TAWWA Scholarships

Since forming in 1971, The Texas Section AWWA has awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships to members and their families. Funding for these scholarships come from Texas Section investments and contributions to the Texas Section Scholarship Program, as well as support from the Water Conservation License Plate.

The Texas Section AWWA congratulates its 18 scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 academic year!

The Texas Section AWWA Scholarship Committee selected 16 students to receive $2,000 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Out of 52 applicants, these students were awarded scholarships through the Texas Section AWWA:

Dimitri Bryant | San Antonio | University of Texas at San Antonio

Melissa Bryant | San Antonio | University of Texas at San Antonio

Bryant Chambers | Austin | University of Texas at Austin

Perri Chastain-Howley | Frisco | University of Southern California

David Coburn | Livingston | Texas A&M University

Jacob Emmons | Bulverde | Purdue University

Amanda Haws | Austin | University of Texas at Austin

Grayson Jackson | Grapevine | Baylor University

Gatlin Knebel | Liberty Hill | Texas State University

Brandy Martinez | Garland | Southern Methodist University

Colin McDonald | Arlington | University of Texas at Austin

Connor McDonald | Arlington | University of Texas at Dallas

David Riley | El Paso | University of Texas at El Paso

Sydney Sharp | Austin | West Texas A&M University

Dylan Swoboda | New Braunfels | Texas A&M University

Kelly Xavier | Arlington | Texas A&M University

Sydney Sharp was awarded a scholarship from funds raised by the exclusive Texas AWWA Water Conservation License Plate.

The Texas Section AWWA, in cooperation with Alan Plummer Associates, also announced Jaclyn Guz, of San Antonio, as the recipient of the $3,000 Alan Plummer Associates/TAWWA Environmental Scholarship. Guz is studying environmental science and geographic information systems at Texas A&M University.

The Alan Plummer Associates/TAWWA Environmental Scholarship awards a $3,000 scholarship to a student studying to become an engineer or scientist in the water environmental field.

Donald McKinney Sr., of Sachse, was also named the recipient of the One AWWA Operator Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship award can be used for certification/licensure, two-year water related associate degree, technical school program, professional training program, books and manuals, and operator related conferences. The scholarship recipient also receives a one-year AWWA Operator membership.

Scholarship winners will be contacted by TAWWA via email with complete instructions on how to receive their scholarship.

Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners!

Learn more about the Texas Section AWWA Scholarship Program and how to donate, provide a legacy donation or purchase your Water Conservation License Plate below.

For more information about the Texas Water Scholarship Program, email Mike Howe, TAWWA Executive Director, at mikehowe@tawwa.org.

DONATE HERE!

The Texas Section AWWA is committed to the support of higher education through the Texas Section AWWA Scholarship Program.

The program is open to the children of Texas Section members or members who have returned to full time education. Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors or students already enrolled in college or post graduate work.

You can support our Scholarship Program by purchasing your Water Conservation License Plate anytime during the year by purchasing your Water Conservation License Plate here.


The Scholarship Committee is chaired by:

Irazema Rojas – Desert Mountain Chapter and members include:

  • Tyson O. Hann – Southeast Chapter
  • Grishma Patel – Capital Area Chapter
  • Andrea Beymer – South Texas Chapter
  • Sid McCain – North Texas Chapter

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