The purpose is to provide funding for individuals who are seeking water sector operator education, training, or certification to enter the industry or to advance their knowledge, skills, abilities or license.

Application Requirements and Criteria:

i. Individuals seeking an entry-level operator’s license
ii. Or, an entry or experienced operator seeking professional development in the following areas::

  • Municipal and industrial treatment
  • Reuse
  • Collection and distribution
  • Stormwater

iii. And, a completed online application including a brief essay on your experience and career goals. Applications are open January 15 - March 31.

Scholarship to Support:

  • Education
  • Training

Scholarship Amount:

Up to $5,000 dollars

Awardees must submit cost documentation in their application to receieve funds. Applicants who are new to the industry (seeking initial certification or currently have the lowest level of certification in their state) may include WEF membership fees in their documentation costs.

Click here to view the Operator Scholarship FAQs.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Lisa Ruane at [email protected] or 703-684-2459.

Click here to view the

Operator Scholarship FAQ 

which includes the application contents.

 

Applications now open through
March 31, 2023.

Apply today