The Kansas Section of American Water Works Association (KsAWWA) has established a scholarship fund entitled the Terry L. McKanna Scholarship Fund (TLMSF) for qualified students enrolled in an accredited college or university in the State of Kansas. Qualifying curriculum for scholarship applicants shall include courses related to civil or environmental engineering or environmental science with an emphasis on career fields associated with the Waterworks Industry.
The TLMSF will consider applications for up to two scholarships for 2022 in the amount of $1,000. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage enrollment in educational studies related to career fields associated with the Waterworks Industry. Also, as an additional incentive to apply, KsAWWA will be awarding up to eight gift certificates in the amount of $25 to applicants who are unsuccessful in recognition of their time and effort associated with the preparation and submittal of application and essays.
The following point system will be used by the TLMSF of the KsAWWA as the basis for selecting the scholarship recipient:
|Evaluation Criteria||Total Number of Points Possible|
|Relation of course studied to the waterworks industry||30|
|Essay on career plans||30|
|Grade point average||20|
|Recommendation by professor||10|
|Professional activities, offices held, and/or work experience||10|
|Total possible points||100|
In the process of awarding scholarships when multiple candidates are available, the applicant with the highest point total shall be preferred.
Deadline: July 1, 2022
The One AWWA Operator Scholarship is funded through the support of AWWA's The Water Equation Campaign and the Kansas AWWA Section.
AWWA’s The Water Equation Campaign and the Kansas Section will award two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for water operator training and education. Scholarship can be used for certification/licensure, two-year water related associate degree, four-year water-related bachelor degree (non-engineering), technical school program, professional training program, books and manuals, and operator related conferences. Each scholarship recipient will receive a one-year AWWA Operator membership.
Applicant scoring will be based on the following criteria:
Deadline to Apply: January 1, 2022
The purpose of this program is to facilitate member development for leadership roles within the Kansas Section AWWA (KsAWWA) and/or our parent organizations AWWA. KsAWWA desires to establish mentoring processes to enhance member benefits, sustain strong leadership for KsAWWA, and expand networking opportunities for our members.
Our mentors are current and past members of the KsAWWA Board of Trustees, Directors, and Committee Chairs.
The Leadership Development period will have a term of approximately one year beginning at the KWEA/KsAWWA Joint Annual Conference and ending with the following annual conference.
Mentees' activities will include attending Board of Trustees meetings, committee meetings, schools, workshops, seminars, and other activities as opportunities arise and the schedule allows. The mentor will use those opportunities to introduce the mentee to other members, discuss with the mentee how the activity supports the mission and goals of KsAWWA, and the process for getting engaged and becoming part of that activity. The mentors will share their experiences as a member and leader of KsAWWA and how they have benefited from that experience.
Deadline to Apply: July 31, 2021
Announcement will be made at the annual conference.