Lewis V. Carpenter Scholarship Fund

WVAWWA is pleased to announce the availability of three (3) $1,000 scholarships for eligible freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate level students interested in the water supply profession.

Areas of study include, but are not limited to, engineering, business, chemistry, biology, accounting, law, etc. While the emphasis will be to award the scholarship to a student who is pursuing a degree that is oriented for use in the water supply field, students with other career objectives will be considered if that student is the son or daughter of a West Virginia Section member who shall have been a member for a minimum of at least five continuous years prior to the time the application is submitted by the student.

The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis; however, recipients may reapply for the award in subsequent years. Scholarship achievement will weigh heavily in selection of the recipient. All applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5 for eligibility.

2023 Call for Applications

The next call for applications will begin in January 2023 and the deadline for receiving applications is April 21, 2023. Applications and additional questions should be submitted to:

Jonathan Carpenter
Lewis V. Carpenter Scholarship Fund
c/o Thrasher Engineering, Inc.
300 Association Drive
Charleston, WV 25311

One AWWA Operator Scholarship Fund

The new One AWWA Operator Scholarship addresses the present and future workforce need for operators by providing training and educational funding. The One AWWA Operator Scholarship is funded through a matching fund from AWWA’s The Water Equation Campaign and West Virginia Section.  The application is available by clicking here and can be submitted to the West Virginia Section via email to or traditional mail to WV AWWA, PO Box 5190, Charleston, WV 25361 by December 31st annually.  The selection process will occur by committee between the following January 1st and April 30th with scholarship award(s) presented at the section May conference in West Virginia annually.  The scholarship amount is up to $1,000 per awardee and total awards not to exceed $2,000 annually based on prior calendar year application submissions.