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TAWWA Scholarships

The Texas Section AWWA congratulates its 19 scholarship recipients for the 2019-2020 academic year!

The Texas Section AWWA Scholarship Committee selected 17 students to receive $2,000 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Out of 55 applicants, these students were awarded scholarships through the Texas Section AWWA:

Kristin Birkhoff | Dallas | University of Arkansas

Cynthia Castro | Houston | University of Houston

Micah Collins | Texarkana | Texas Christian University

Jacob Emmons | Bulverde | Purdue University

Emily Epperson | Friendswood | University of Notre Dame

Craig Gantt | Arlington | University of Texas at Arlington

Jaclyn Guz | San Antonio | Clark University

Jaben Hodges | Sanger | University of North Texas

Neha Irrinki | Round Rock | University of Texas at Austin

Grayson Jackson | Waco | Baylor University

Devin Klaes | El Paso | University of Texas at El Paso

Zahra Kohankar Kouchesfehani | Plano | University of Texas at Arlington

Monica Lange | Colleyville | University of Central Arkansas

Yun Liu | Austin | University of Texas at Austin

Joshua Plummer | Abilene | American Military University

Katie Stowers | Dallas | Southern Methodist University

Kristin Williamson | Denton | Texas A&M University

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

The Texas Section AWWA, in cooperation with Plummer, also announced Zahra Kohankar Kouchesfehani, of Plano, as the recipient of the $3,000 Plummer/TAWWA Environmental Scholarship. Kohankar Kouchesfehani is studying civil engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington.

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

Amy Cain, of San Antonio, 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.

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.

Texas AWWA Scholarship Application 2019

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.

Alan Plummer Associates/TAWWA Scholarship Application 2019

The One AWWA Operator Scholarship offers a $2,000 scholarship award that 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.

One AWWA Operator Scholarship Application 2019

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:

  • Mark Gockowski – Capital Area Chapter
  • Mica Garza – Capital Area Chapter
  • Laurel Rowse – Coastal Bend Chapter
  • Jennifer Klidies – Coastal Bend Chapter
  • Sarah Guemez – Desert Mountain Chapter
  • Andrew McBride – North Texas Chapter
  • R. Canterbury – Rio Grande Chapter
  • Jaime Kypuros, Jr. – South Texas Chapter
  • Yongki Shim – Southeast Chapter
  • Nabeel Khan – Southeast Chapter
  • Vicente Garza – South Texas Chapter 

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