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2024 Scholarship Program

The application deadline for this year is March 31, 2024.

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The Alabama Rural Water Association offers educational scholarships annually to deserving individuals through the John A. Garrett Scholarship Fund. Six scholarships are offered to individuals who meet the criteria described.

Two recipients will be selected from each of three regions North, Central and South, as shown on the Alabama Map 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 31, 2024. 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.

Meet our Most Recent Scholarship Recipients

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Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to all who applied and especially to those selected as the 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.

Applicants are judged on scholastic and leadership abilities as well as their community involvement. For last year, the following winners were selected.

Northern Region

Logan Hilliard Watts
Logan Hilliard Watts

Logan is the son of Kelly Watts, Clerk of the Water Works Board of the Town of Ragland in St. Clair County.

Logan is a graduate from Ragland High School in Ragland, AL with a 3.8 GPA. Logan is attending Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden where he is pursuing a degree in Precision Machinery.

Jaiden Hope Dollar
Jaiden Hope Dollar

Jaiden is the daughter of Michael Dollar, Assistance Manager of the Asbury Water System, Inc. in Marshall County.

Jaiden  is a graduate from Asbury High School in Albertville, AL with a 4.1 GPA. Jaiden is attending Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville where she is pursuing a degree in Kinesiology.

Central Region

Kendall Ashton Clark
Kendall Ashton Clark

Kendall of Central Elmore Water & Sewer Authority where she is the Customre Service Representative in Elmore County.

Kendall is a 2017 graduate from Elmore County High School in Eclectic, AL. Kendall is attending University of Phoenix where she is pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Science in Education.

Southern Region

Garrett Blair Sullivan
Garrett Blair Sullivan

Garrett is the son of Paula Sullivan, Comptroller of the South Alabama Utilities in Mobile, County.

Garrett is a graduate from Citronelle High School in Citronelle, AL with a 4.0 GPA. Garrett is attending Faulkner University in Montgomery where he is pursuing a degree in Bio Chemistry.

Serena Michele Woodson
Serena Michele Woodson

Serena is the daughter of Jerena Webb, Office Manager of the Alabama Rural Water Association.

Serena is a graduate from Highland Home School in Highland Home, AL with a 3.5 GPA. Serena is attending Troy University in Troy where she is pursuing a degree in Nursing.

Congratulations to all our winners!

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