Kirt Brooks Scholarship Fund Raises $28k During Annual Conference

The Los Angeles Basin Section donated $5,000 to the Kirt Brooks Scholarship. One of 12 locations sections that donated to the CWEA scholarship fund.

Twelve of CWEA’s 17 Local Sections contributed $24,900 in donations and pledges to CWEA’s Kirt Brooks Memorial Water Environment Scholarship Fund during the Annual Conference. In lieu of a gift to board members and the Annual Conference committee, CWEA donated a total of $1,000 to the Fund.

New Scholarship Chair Megan Yoo Schneider collected donations for the Scholarship Fund on-site and quickly raised $2,439. Donations and pledges during the conference totaled $28,339. Those contributions bring the Fund to approximately $472,000. The Board is looking forward to the Committee reaching its $500k goal. With 9,378 members, that would only take a $3.00 donation from each member to reach our goal. Scholarship donations are accepted throughout the year, not just at our Annual Conference.

CWEA’s Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to students in the wastewater field. Four scholarships were awarded for the 2015-16 school year, totaling $17,600. Scholarship applications for the 2016-17 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 >

Want to volunteer to help CWEA’s Scholarship Committee – write to Committee Chair Megan Yoo Schneider – meganyoo@gmail.com

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