Pre-Certification Operator Scholarship

NYWEA is offering scholarships to individuals living in New York State to pay for pre-certification training towards wastewater operator certification! Pre-Certification training includes Basic Operations, Basic Laboratory, Activated Sludge, the Supervisory and Technical Module, and Grade 4 Management. Ten scholarships of up to $1,000 each will be awarded throughout the year; five (5) in the Spring and five (5) in the Fall. Scholarship reimbursements will be made to the training facility of their choice or directly to the individual after successful completion of the course within a 12 month period.

1) Applicant must be working at a water resource recovery facility within New York State; and
2) Applicant must be pursuing a New York Wastewater Operator Certification.

Application Instructions
1) Fill out all pages of the online application.
2) Complete a 500-word essay, be sure to include any extra-curricular activities (NYWEA, Chapter, Facility)


* A letter verifying enrollment or completion of pre-certification course(s).
* A letter of recommendation from current supervisor.
* A document showing proof of employment.

*Deadline(s)-There are two deadlines, one in the Spring (March 1st) and one in the Fall (November 15th).
Pre-Certification Operator Scholarship Application
Name *
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Address *
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City *
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State *
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Zip Code *
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Email *
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Plant Name *
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Work Experience *
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Pre-Certification Class *
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Pre-Certification School *
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Are you reimbursed by your employer for these courses? *
NYWEA Member (Winners will receive a one year complimentary membership) *
Letter verifying enrollment or completion of pre-certification course(s) *
Letter of recommendation from current supervisor *
Letter showing proof of employment *
Career Statement: "What are your goals for impacting the environment as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, and how would this scholarship help you to achieve them?" *
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