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 & recognition:
Applications for the 2022 William Throop Scholarship are due by 11:59 PM, April 1, 2022. The recipient will be announced on Monday, May 2, 2022 at the 2022 Arkansas Water Conference.

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.

Rogers Water Utilities
Johnny Lunsford
Email: johnnylunsford@rwu.org

Click here to download the scholarship application.

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