Water-minded students eligible for four new AWWA scholarships

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• Deadline for applications is May 10

DENVER, CO, April 19, 2010 -- The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced four new scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in working in the water industry. The application deadline for these is May 10, 2010.

The scholarship program was developed as an opportunity for AWWA and its partners to help the water community prepare for a projected workforce shortage over the next ten years, by supporting students who have shown an interest in the industry. The scholarships are available to students pursuing higher education degrees in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Scholarship sponsors include American Water, Black & Veatch, Malcolm Pirnie, and MWH. Each of the scholarships will award the selected student five thousand dollars. Winners will be announced by June 1, and will be publicly recognized at AWWA's Annual Conference (ACE10) later that month.

For more information, or to submit an application, please visit the AWWA Student Center: http://www.awwa.org/Membership/Content.cfm?itemnumber=3428&navItemNumber=1431

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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