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AWWA Student Members are the future of the water industry!

The Intermountain Section AWWA can help student members:

  • Get experience, learn from water industry experts and build your resume
  • Connect with potential employers to make your job search more effective
  • Enhance your technical knowledge, management, and decision making skills


The Intermountain Section AWWA scholarship program supports students pursuing studies in the field of water quality, supply, and treatment in the Intermountain West.

The Section sponsors four separate scholarships including an undergraduate scholarship in science and engineering, a graduate scholarships in science and engineering, and a scholarship to support an outstanding minority student in the water field. Awards given are in the amounts ranging from $1,250 to $1,750.  Some years additional scholarships are sponsored by Section Members and/or Companies. Every applicant will also be awarded a one year AWWA student membership just for applying.

A completed application form and all required supporting materials are due by December 5, 2019. (Check scholarship applications for exact date requirements).

All application submission information can be found here as it becomes available. The recipients will be notified and the award sum will be made available.

The new school year is here! The Mentoring Program page is now live and you can find it under the Get Involved page of Currently, everything is available online, but we’ll post printable guideline documents, nomination forms and applications by the end of the week. We’ll have the application open through Friday, October 5, 2019.



Diversity Scholarship

Jade Snyder attends Utah State University and will have a BS in Civil Engineering in May of 2020.She belongs to several groups such as Society of Women Engineers, Students Trying to End Poverty , Chapter President, WEAU of Utah and a member of Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society.  She has interned at Carollo Engineers, Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility and WesTech Engineering.  As a water and wastewater engineer she hopes to design and come up with innovative ideas to solve problems that we face with drinking water and wastewater today.


Graduate Scholarship

Tim Clark attends Utah State University and is working towards his M.S. Degree in Civil Engineering and expected to graduate May of  2020.  Tim was a teaching assistant for Engineering Mechanics of Materials and Engineering Statics.  Is an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow in Hydrology and working at Keller Associates as an Intern in Idaho.  Tim is pursuing a graduate degree specializing in Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics with an emphasis in Urban Water Planning.  With his degree Tim plans to help design and rebuild the aging infrastructure of our country. Tim has been on the Engineering Deans List, awarded Engineering Outstanding Pre-Professional Student, served as a chapter chair of ASCE USU and vice president and president of AWWA USU Chapter.


Eva Nieminski Scholarship

Irene Garousi Neja attends Utah State University and has a Bachelor of Science in Argicultural Engineering- Waters as well as Master degree in Agricultural Engineering- Water Resources Engineering from the University of Tehran College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In 2016 she started a Ph.D. program at Utah State University in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is currently conducting her Ph.D. research on improving flood inundation and water supply forecasting in the western United Sates. Irene has puclished nine peer-reviewed scientific articles and two technical reports. Irenes goals are “to conduct innovative research in partnership with decision-makers in the Mountain West, helping them the use science the best they can to manage climate impacts.”


 Undergraduate Scholarship
Kaiden Hansen attends Salt Lake Community College is a Operator for Riverton City.  As an operator for the city he is responsible for flushing the culinary & secondary systems. He is also assists on maintenance and repair leaks.  He has obtained his Grade 4 Distribution Operator License.  He plans to pursue a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and a master degree in Environmental Engineering.  Kaiden in new to the water industry but hopes to help the Intermountain West and the water crisis we face with the experience he gains.  He hopes his knowledge from an Operator throughout his career will help him utilize existing water sources and be creative with the water needs of the future.  He would like to help people and says “Public Safety and providing a clean drinkable water source is the goal in every distribution and treatment system I have interacted with, I completely relate to that goal and is why I am pursuing this academic path.”



The winner of the 2019 Student Poster Contest is....

Erik D. Cram Ph.D. with Central Utah Water conservancy District, Developing a Novel qPCR Assay to Monitor Cyanobacteria Dynamics


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