ACWA Scholarship Program Revamped for 2018 by Emily Allshouse Jan 16, 2018 Water News Now Accepting Applications through March 1 Each year, ACWA awards a number of scholarships to qualified graduate and undergraduate students majoring in water resources-related fields. For the upcoming 2018-’19 academic year, ACWA will offer a brand new scholarship and has launched a new online application system. The association also has updated its Scholarships Toolkit to help members promote available opportunities. For more information on ACWA’s scholarships, please visit ACWA’s website. New Scholarship Opportunity For the upcoming 2018-’19 academic year, ACWA will grant the first awards under its new scholarship program – the Ted and Nancy Way Scholarship for the Next Generation of Water Leaders. In 2017, Ted Way, a long-time water leader and former ACWA Water Quality Committee member, approached ACWA about establishing an endowment to fund two $5,000 scholarships each year. The scholarship will be administered by ACWA and is intended to further the ACWA Board of Directors’ initiative to develop and engage the next generation of water leaders. New Online Application System To assist students in applying for ACWA scholarship opportunities, the association has launched a new online application system. The online system encourages students to apply for available funds by offering a simplified application, review and awards process. The system also is expected to assist ACWA staff and ACWA’s Communications Committee’s Award and Scholarship Subcommittee in administering the scholarship program more efficiency. The new system can be accessed directly at acwa.awardspring.com. New Toolkit To assist ACWA members in promoting available scholarship opportunities in their communities, the association has updated its Scholarships Toolkit for the 2018-’19 academic year. The complete toolkit is available to members on ACWA’s website here. Questions For questions about ACWA’s scholarship program, please contact ACWA Communications Specialist Emily Allshouse at (916) 441-4545.