THE 2017-2018 RICHARD A. HERBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN. SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED
IN THE SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUE OF WATER RESOURCES IMPACT.
Application packets for 2017-2018 should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be submitted electronically as one document and limited
to 5mb in size to ensure delivery. Applications are due April 22, 2017.
Please call 540-687-8390 or email email@example.com with any questions concerning
the submittal process.
In 1980, AWRA established the Endowment-Memorial Fund to be used for
the enhancement of education in water resources. The fund has since been
renamed the Richard A. Herbert Memorial Educational Fund to honor Richard
A. Herbert -- a champion for water resources education -- who passed away
in 1994. In order to carry out his vision, AWRA is proud to announce the
availability of scholarships derived from the proceeds of this fund. More
Eligibility & Awards Available
Each applicant must be a national AWRA member. At least one $2,000
scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student
working toward his/her first undergraduate degree and who is enrolled
in a program related to water resources for the 2017-2018 academic year.
At least one $2,000 scholarship will also be awarded to a full-time
graduate student enrolled in a program relating to water resources
for the 2017-2018 academic year.*
The undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most
qualified by academic performance. Measures of academic performance include
the cumulative grade point average, relevance of the student's curriculum
to water resources, and leadership in extracurricular activities related
to water resources. The graduate scholarship will be awarded to
the student most qualified by academic and/or research performance. The
measures of academic performance are identical to those of the undergraduate
scholarship with the addition of the quality of the student's research
and its relevance to water resources. Recipients will be selected by the
AWRA Student Activities Committee and announced during summer 2017.
A complete application packet contains:
- Title page that includes the applicant's full name, permanent mailing
address, email address, phone number where he or she may be easily reached,
and the type of scholarship (undergraduate or graduate).
- Two-page summary (approx. 500 words) of his/her academic interests
and achievements, extracurricular interests, and career goals as they
relate to the above selection criteria.
- Resume or curriculum vitae.
- Three signed letters of reference from professors and/or advisors.
Letters of reference MUST include the signatures of the referee - PDFs
of the signed letters work best.
- Transcripts of all college courses (undergraduate and graduate). Legible
copies of "Issued to Student" transcripts are acceptable to
save on fees but unofficial grade reports (such as those students can
access from their online student accounts at the university) are unacceptable.
Application packets that include unofficial grade reports will not be
Application packets should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
and limited to 5mb in size to ensure delivery. All applications
must be submitted in their entirety. (Letters of reference may
be submitted separately if necessary, however we recommend including with
your application where possible to ensure completeness). AWRA will
provide an acknowledgement of receipt of your application but will
not provide updates to your application status or request missing
information. Please make sure your application is complete when it is
submitted. We look forward to hearing from you.
* The AWRA Board of Directors may, at its sole discretion, approve additional
scholarship awards, based upon the performance of the Memorial Fund.
Your gift, no matter the size, is critical. Donate
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Thank you to all of the generous
supporters of AWRA's Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Your support goes directly to fund one undergraduate and one graduate
student studying in the water resources disciplines.
For questions, please call 540.687.8390. We look forward to hearing from you.