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Iowa Rural Water Scholarship Trust Student Scholarship Rules and Eligibility Requirements

The Iowa Rural Water Scholarship Trust was established to recognize and assist members’ children in their pursuit of a higher education and a potential career in the water and/or wastewater industry. The IRWA Scholarship program is designed to help defray the costs of tuition, fees, books, and/or room and board. IRWA reserves the right to revise or withhold the award of any or all scholarships offered.

1. The number of scholarships awarded and the amount of each scholarship will be based upon the number of qualified applicants and the amount of funds in the IRWA Scholarship Trust for the academic school year 2023-2024.

2. All awards will be issued directly to the applicant.

3. All recipients of IRWA Scholarships will be required to provide IRWA with proof of full-time enrollment at an accredited institution of higher learning. An example of proof of full-time enrollment may be a college or university invoice. Payment will be made immediately upon proof of enrollment.

4. No applicant may receive the scholarship more than once.

5. Applicants will be evaluated on a comparative basis and ranked based on all information submitted. Ranking is at the sole discretion of the IRWA Foundation Committee. Decisions of the committee will be final. Application materials and decisions of the committee shall be confidential. Acceptance of scholarship constitutes permission by IRWA to promote name and/or likeness of scholarship winners.

6. The scholarships will be awarded to children or step-children of IRWA member employees, board members, city council members or mayors. Students must be 26 or younger by September 1, 2023.

7. Should the parent of the scholarship award recipient leave the employment of the IRWA member for any reason, the student will no longer qualify for the award.

8. All applications must be received by April 14, 2023.

Items to be submitted as an attachment

1. Most recent transcript.

2. Any academic awards, memberships or other special recognition you have received.

3. Any family circumstances that shall influence your need for financial assistance.

4. Any other activities including those that are work related.

5. In 250 words or less an essay on your goals as they relate to your education, career and future plans.


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