John A. Garrett Scholarship News
Meet our 2019 Scholarship Recipients
ARWA Provides Educational Assistance
2019 Scholarships Awarded
Congratulations to all who applied and especially to those selected as the 2019 winners!
Each year, the month of May brings another school year to a close. It is also a time to offer assistance to many graduates who are interested in continuing their goals to include a higher educational degree or certification.
The ARWA has for many years organized an Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser in support of the John A. Garrett Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Program is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Greg Dutton, President; David White, Vice President; Randolph Hall, Secretary/Treasurer for the organization of this tournament.
Applicants are judged on scholastic and leadership abilities as well as their community involvement. For 2019, the following winners were selected.
Erin Olivia McCord
ERIN OLIVIA MCCORD
Erin is the daughter of Pam McCord, Administer Assistant of the Piedmont Water Works & Sewer Board in Calhoun County.
Erin is a 2019 graduate from Piedmont High School with a 4.0 GPA. She is planning to attend Gadsden State Community College where she is pursuing a Degree in Nursing.
Elizabeth Ann Smith
ELIZABETH ANN SMITH
Elizabeth is the daughter of Norman Smith, Journeyman Pipefitter of the Tuscumbia Utilities in Colbert County.
Elizabeth is a 2019 graduate from Deshler High School with a 4.0 GPA. She is planning to attend Samford University where she is pursuing a Degree in Pre-pharmacy.
Ashley Beth Tyson
ASHLEY BETH TYSON
Ashley is the daughter of Scarlett Tyson, Accounts Receivable Clerk of the Chilton Water Authority in Chilton County.
Ashley is a 2019 graduate from Chilton County High School with a 3.33 GPA. She is planning to attend Jefferson State Community College where she is pursuing a Degree in Nursing.
Kayla Ashley Veal
KAYLA ASHLEY VEAL
Kayla is the daughter of Anthony Veal, Operator of the Greenpond Water System in Bibb County.
Kayla is a 2019 graduate of Brookwood High School with a 4.0 GPA. She is planning to attend the University of Alabama.
Daja Damia Johnson
DAJA DAMIA JOHNSON
Daja is the daughter of Darlene Johnson, Supervisor of the Monroeville Water Works & Sewer Board in Monroe County.
Daja is a 2019 graduate of Monroe County High School with a 3.33 GPA. She is planning to attend Auburn University in Montgomery where she is pursuing a Degree in Civil Engineering.
Andrew Scott McKinley Selph
ANDREW SCOTT MCKINLEY SELPH
Andrew is the son of Amanda Selph, Business Manager of the Belforest Water System in Baldwin County.
Andrew is a 2019 graduate of Baldwin County High School with a 3.79 GPA. He is planning to attend Auburn University where he is pursuing a Degree in English.
2020 Scholarship Package-Available in February 2020
Past scholarship recipients
The 2019 Application Package is available for review and planning but the 2020 Scholarship Application Package may be different than the 2019 package.
2019 Application Package
2019 Application Form
(fillable and savable)
Applications will be due in late March 2020
The Alabama Rural Water Association offers educational scholarships annually to deserving individuals through the John A. Garrett Scholarship Fund. Six scholarships will be offered to individuals who meet the criteria described within.
Two recipients will be selected from each of three regions North, Central and South, as shown on the Alabama Map enclosed in the amount of $750 per recipient.
We ask that you provide each of your employees who may be interested or have children who are interested a copy of this package. Where more than one child in a family or more than one employee in a utility is interested, each is eligible to apply. The application must be completed in its entirety and the utility must be a current member of the Alabama Rural Water Association.
To insure continued growth in the number of certiﬁed water and wastewater operators in the State of Alabama, three of the six scholarships will be offered to individuals striving to enhance their professionalism by attending Alabama Water or Wastewater Operator Certiﬁcation Courses for Grades I-IV certiﬁcation examination preparation. This is offered to expand the educational opportunities of those individuals interested in water and wastewater industry careers. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.
Please note the application package must be postmarked no later than March TBA, 2020. Any package received with a later postmark will not be considered.
If you have any questions, please call the ARWA ofﬁce at (334) 396-5511.
Congratulations to all who applied and especially to those
selected as the 2019 winners!
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