2020 AWW&WEA ANNUAL CONFERENCE CANCELLED Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association (AWW&WEA)'s top priority has been the safety, health and well-being of the employees, contractors and others that serve in our respective industries. Although it was an incredibly difficult decision, after considering all factors related to the current COVID-19 pandemic, including current state and federal regulations regarding large gatherings, the AWW&WEA Board voted to cancel the 2020 Arkansas Water Conference for the best interest of interest of our exhibitors, attendees and sponsors.

Additionally, the AWW&WEA Board voted to have the officers of the 2020 Arkansas Water Conference continue to serve in their current position for the 2021 Arkansas Water Conference. The officers will be reaching out to those serving as committee chairs with more information about serving in the same position for the 2021 Arkansas Water Conference.

These are certainly unprecedented times and the decision to cancel our beloved and 89th consecutive Conference was incredibly difficult, but necessary. We will continue to monitor federal, state and local guidelines as it relates to large gatherings, social distancing and overall restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and try to keep you informed of future updates.

If you have any questions, please do not call the office, but rather email ashley@angelarogersgroup.com. The Angela Rogers Group team (AWW&WEA's Executive Administrator and Conference Manager) is dedicated to providing assistance, but will continue to work remotely to adhere to Governor Asa Hutchinson's policy to do so.

The AWW&WEA officers and Board thank you for your continued understanding and support. We hope you remain safe and healthy.

William Throop Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Mr. William "Bill" Throop, who served the AWEA in numerous capacities during his career until his death during his term as WEF Director for Arkansas. The scholarship amount is $1,000.

Submission deadline:
Applications for the 2020 AWEA William M. Throop Memorial Scholarship must be submitted by March 15, 2020.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicant must be Arkansas resident
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an Arkansas two or four-year college or university or the Arkansas Environmental Academy.
  • Applications already attending a college or university must have cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25 on a 4.0 scale on course work that applies toward graduation requirements.Course work that does not apply toward graduation requirements will not be considered.
  • Special consideration shall be given to those candidates who are in their junior or senior year of academic studies in a four-year college or university or in the second year of an associate degree program.
  • Family members of AWEA members shall be considered first for scholarship awards.

Applicant requirements:

  • Applicants must submit a paper of between 500 and 600 words reflecting their career interests, objectives, how they envision using their education, employment history, education history, extracurricular activities, and an explanation of their financial need.
  • Applicants must submit a current copy of their high school or college transcript.
  • Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from their academic advisor or other appropriate official attesting to their course of study and other aspects of their application.
  • If selected to receive a scholarship, the applicant will be required to submit a photo suitable for publication in a newspaper, etc.

Please submit applications to:
Prairie Grove Water
Attn: Larry Oelrich
P.O. Box 255
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Email: pgwater@pgtc.com

Click here to download the scholarship application.


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