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2022 Scholarship Program

The application deadline for this year is March 31, 2022.

Scholarship Application Package coming soon!!!

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 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 31, 2022. 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

ARWA Provides Educational Assistance
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

Maeghan Alexis Corkren
Maeghan Alexis Corkrend

Maeghan Alexis Corkren
Maeghan is the daughter of Leanne Corkren, Office Manager of the Winfield Water Works & Sewer Board in Marion County.

Maeghan is a 2020 graduate from Winfield City High School with a 3.75 GPA. Maeghan is currently attending Bevil State Community College and will transfer to the University of North Alabama where she will pursue a Degree in Nursing.

Jacob Louis Sims
Jacob Louis Sims

Jacob Louis Sims
Jacob is the son of Joel Sims, Assistant Distribution Manager of the Douglas Water Authority in Marshall County. Jacob is a 2020 graduate from Douglas High School with a 4.0 GPA.

Jacob is planning to attend University of North Alabama where she will pursue a Degree in Secondary Education in Mathematics.

Central Region

Mary Edwards
Mary Edwards

Mary Edwards

Mary is the daughter of Tiffany Reid, Office Manager of the North Dallas Water Authority in Dallas County. Mary is a 2020 graduate from Dallas County High School with a 4.0 GPA.

Mary is planning to attend University of Alabama where she will pursue a Degree in Communicative Disorders.

Southern Region

Dustin Tyler Grant
Dustin Tyler Grant

Dustin Tyler Grant
Dustin is employed with the City of Luverne Water Works & Sewer Board as a Operator located in Crenshaw County.

Dustin is planning to receive a Wastewater Certification Grade II through the Alabama Rural Water Association Operator Certification Program.

Virginia Elizabeth Hodge
Virginia Elizabeth Hodge

Virginia Elizabeth Hodge
Virginia is the daughter of Timothy Hodge, Operator of the Coffeeville Water Works Board in Clarke County. Virginia is a 2020 graduate from Clarke PrepSchool with a 4.0 GPA.

Virginia is planning to attend Auburn University where she will pursue a Degree in Pre-Physician Assistant.

Congratulations to all our winners!


2021 AL-FL Joint Technical Training Conference
is 'in-the-books'!

Thanks to all who participated! Images coming soon.

Mark your Calendar for the next

AL/FL Joint Technical Training Conference

		 Beach and Golf Resort

May 16-18, 2022
Panama City Beach, FL

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ARWA's 43rd Annual Technical Training Conference
Mobile, Alabama
March 14-17, 2021

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Water Certification Classes
Water I-II | September 27th
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ARWA's 43rd Annual Technical Training Conference (W/WW)
March 14-17, 2021
Mobile, Alabama

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Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and commercial firms which support these systems.

We provide assistance to comply with State and Federal regulations, to help with management and operational problems, and to stimulate training initiatives.

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Alabama Rural Water Association
2576 Bell Road
Montgomery AL 36117 
Phone: (334) 396-5511
Fax: (334) 396-7090