Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Committee is responsible for encouraging academic and social excellence, and developing and managing a financial assistance program for HWEA members and their dependents in their quest for higher education and professional development. The committee solicits, screens, and distributes scholarship applicants to the Board of Directors for ranking. The committee also coordinates a poster session of graduate student projects at the annual joint HWEA/AWWA conference.

The goal of the Student Activities Committee is to encourage academic and social excellence, develop and manage a financial assistance program for HWEA members and their dependents in their quest for higher education and professional development.  To qualify for financial assistance, the applicant or dependent must have been a member of the association for a period established by the Board.  The current policy is that the applicant or dependent be an Association member from July 31 of the year before the year in which the scholarship is awarded.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP AND BENEFITS

HWEA Membership for students is free (after reimbursement of $20 WEF fee). Many WEF and HWEA conferences and events are free or deeply discounted for students. Members can also apply for HWEA and WEF scholarships. To become a member or see more information about the benefits for students see: https://wef.org/membership/students-and-young-professionals2/

Pacific Water Conference: Registration is only $10 for students!

HWEA/Synagro Scholarships: Up to four $2,000 awards may be made each year. The deadline is December 31st. Awardee(s) will be invited to the PWC awards luncheon  at no charge (held in February). For more details, see the most recent HWEA 2018 Scholarship Application or email student-activities@hwea.org.

PWC Poster Contest: Every year, the Pacific Water Conference is hosts a Student Poster Contest that offers monetary prizes. The deadline is normally in mid-January and winners will be invited to the PWC awards luncheon at no charge (held in February). The 2018 HWEA Student Poster Contest deadline is January 12, 2018. The flyer can be downloaded here.