2022 Scholarship Information

The WWOAP Scholarship Committee annually awards scholarship money to any WWOAP member in good standing, to his or her dependent, or to a deserving student. A $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled at a university or college; a $500 scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a technical school.*

The application period will open January 1, 2022. The scholarship awardees will be acknowledged during the WWOAP Annual Conference banquet dinner. More information will be provided on this page once the application period opens.

2021 Scholarship Winners

Patrick Dunn

Patrick was selected as the recipient (academic applicant) of the David A. Long Memorial Scholarship for 2021.  Patrick is currently enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, where he is pursuing his doctorate in Environmental Engineering.  Patrick has a strong passion for mentorship and education, and plans to become a professor upon graduation.

Julie Brooks

Julie was selected as the recipient (technical applicant) of the David A. Long Memorial Scholarship for 2021.  Julie currently works as a Water Operator for Penn State University, as well as working part-time at several small wastewater plants.  She is currently pursuing a master’s degree with plans to become a utility manager or superintendent at a water/wastewater utility.

*NOTE: WWOAP is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers and depend upon sponsor/exhibitor contributions as our primary funding source. Consequently, the Board will consider granting additional scholarship awards if funding is available and the pool of candidates meets the eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Qualifications**:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • A deserving applicant in his or her pursuit of higher education
  • The applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident, but may select an approved out-of-state institution (college, university, graduate school or technical institute)
  • Applicants must submit Scholarship Application by April 1 of each year.
  • Although not essential to the grant award, it is desired that the successful applicant pursue a course of study that applies to the water supply industry.

**Please see application for full description of qualifications and selection criteria.

Email the scholarship coordinator – Meng Wang, Ph.D.


Previous Scholarship Winners