In October 2017, the WEF Board created the George S. Hawkins Scholarship to the WEF Water Leadership Institute.

The scholarship will be given annually to one participant in the Water Leadership Institute and highlights George’s commitment to developing future water sector leaders. This scholarship will cover the program’s full tuition.

The WEF Board has approved additional funds which will allow us to offer additional scholarships this year.  These scholarships cover part or all of the tuition cost, and are need based.  Funds will be allocated after the participants have been accepted to the program.  The amount will be deducted from the tuition invoice.  The total amount of funds available in 2021 is a max of 6 full scholarships. 

To apply for the scholarship, you just need to answer the questions included in the WLI application.  There is no need to submit a second document.  Scholarships will be evaluated after the deadline for application submission has passed.


The 2022 application period is NOW OPEN and will close January 20th at 11:59 p.m. ET


Please note: If this is your first time applying, you will need to create a new account.


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