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Outreach: Student Center

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

Karl Christensen attends Utah State University and has a BS in Civil Engineering and will have his Masters of Civil Engineering in the spring.  Karl has volunteered Engineers Without Borders: Peru Tem, he was the vice president of the AWWA USU Student Chapter, Programming Director of the USU College of Engineering: E-Council, Ambassador of the USU College of Engineering: Retention Team and Corresponding Secretary of ASCE: USU Student Chapter.   While working with Engineers Without Boarders he traveled to Peru to gather data on arsenic contamination in drinking water for a very poor community.  They were able to map the concentrations of arsenic and advise the community on locations to drill new wells.  This project encouraged his interest in drinking water and in 2016 he an a fellow student started the first AWWA student chapter.


Undergraduate 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

Ayman Nassar is attending Utah State University.  Ayman has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. Civil/Infrastructure Engineering from the Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.   Ayman is currently working for his PhD as a Graduate Researcher  in Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Ayman has received multiple awards for his teaching and excellence.  Ayman has been published in multiple publications and extensive research experience.  He was the chairman of the International GIS day – 2015 event, Member of the International Consulting Center for Water Works and Water Resources Studies and a Member of Engineering Syndicate in the Gaza Strip, Palestine.  Growing up in Palestine Ayman heard the expression “Water is life” throughout his childhood, a saying the people in his country would always say.  These words and the understanding of the hard situation the people faced trying to get basic needs and resources drew him to his academic goal in water resources.



The winner of the 2017 Student Poster Contest is....

Kade Beck and Ryan Weller!

We would like to thank all of the students who participated in this years poster contest, along with Kade an Ryan we had Trixie Wolf and Prasanna Dahal present their posters at the annual conference in Sun Valley.  Kade and Ryan will now present their poster at ACE18 in Las Vegas.

Join This Group if you are interested in connecting with potential employers, getting experience, learning from water industry experts, or building your resume all through the Student Center!



Upcoming Events
Call for Papers - 2020 Annual Conference
Monday, January 13, 2020
Scholarship Award Dinner for Scholarship Applicants
Friday, January 31, 2020

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