American Water Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2024, 3:00 pm Central Time

American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. Since 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® provides safe, clean, reliable, and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people with regulated operations in 14 states and on 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors, and other stakeholders.

American Water proudly provides equitable educational opportunities for students across our national footprint through the Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship is part of their continued commitment to being an inclusive, diverse, and equitable company and supports the future leaders of tomorrow.

The American Water Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship awards scholarships of $10,000 each to students in the states where American Water operates. The Scholarship is designed to support the educational aspirations of students who represent lived experiences and backgrounds that are underrepresented in the utility industry and who value the advancement of inclusion and diversity in all aspects of society.

Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals, administers the scholarship. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sponsor’s sole discretion, and Scholarship America’s evaluation team reviews eligible applications.

Applicants to the American Water Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship must:

  • Self-identify as a member of at least one of the following underrepresented groups:
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Asian
    • Black or African American
    • Hispanic or Latino
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Multiracial
    • Female (any race or ethnicity)
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current college undergraduates residing and/or attending college in one of the following states:
    • Alabama
    • California
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Missouri
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
  • Be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study, pursuing a certificate or degree in a non-medical STEM or business-related field, at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Able to demonstrate a sincere commitment to inclusion and diversity in their lives, community, or education in a non-medical STEM or business major.

Click here for more information and apply here

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