$20k awarded to students from Kirt Brooks Scholarship Fund

CWEA’s Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to students in the wastewater field. Seven scholarships were awarded for the 2016-17 school year, totaling $20,000 at the Annual Conference in Santa Clara. That is the highest amount CWEA has ever awarded from the fund thanks to the donors like you.

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2016 Kirt Brooks Scholarship:

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Dominique Bertrand
Amy Pedigo Calderwood
Paige Hermanson
Leslie Rios
Michael Simpson
Coral Taylor

This year during the Annual Conference, CWEA’s 5S members (Select Society of Sanitary Shovelers) collected $1,741.75 in one day. Add that to the generous donations from Local Sections (see amounts below), bringing the total to $22,191.

Fundraising_CWEA__450%2c000Tri-Counties Section = $4,200
Los Angeles Basin Section = $2,500
Redwood Empire Section = $2,000
Monterey Bay Section = $250
San Francisco Bay Section = $3,000
Santa Ana River Basin Section = $7,500 (over the last 12 months)
Sacramento Area Section = $1,000

Those contributions bring the Fund closer than ever to our $500,000 goal. Scholarship donations are accepted throughout the year, not just at our Annual Conference.

Scholarship applications for the 2017-18 school year will be available online in September. The application deadline is January 15—plan now for next year. Scholarship applicants do not have to be members of CWEA; however, they do need a CWEA member to sponsor them.

Learn more about the Kirt Brooks Scholarship program >

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