AWRA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship


The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) has started our first inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship which includes one-year association membership and complimentary conference registration for each of up to three scholarship winners from under-represented groups in the water resources field.

AWRA prides itself on providing multi-disciplinary community, conversation, and connection in the field of water resources. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our membership and programs and realize that there are systemic barriers to entrance in the water resources field.

To help address and remove these barriers, AWRA’s Board of Directors has established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship. It is our intent to continue to offer this scholarship each year.

The Goal: Bring diverse perspectives and support the career advancement of under-represented professionals in the field of water resources.

The Benefits: Each year, up to three scholarship winners will each receive one-year of AWRA professional membership and one free conference registration of their choice. In addition, scholarship winners will be matched with a mentor from among AWRA’s leadership ranks, such as a board member, committee chair, or state section chair.

Membership benefits include a subscription to Water Resources IMPACT magazine, a subscription to the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), free registration for webinarsconferences, membership and leadership opportunities in AWRA’s committees, as well as access to the career center and membership directory. Applications are due May 2, 2022. Click here to learn more about the award criteria and how to submit an application!