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Fellowship for Water Quality and Treatment Research


The Michigan Section sponsors a fellowship for undergrad and graduate students. The goals of this fellowship are to stimulate greater involvement of Michigan’s academic institutions and their graduate and undergraduate students in the study of drinking water related fields and to encourage innovative solutions to priority problems of the drinking water community.

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1. Applicants must be attending an accredited Michigan college or university.

2. Applicants may be graduate or undergraduate students, as well as students admitted to graduate school.


Selection Process

The entries will be evaluated by the Research & Technical Practices Review Team. Selections will be made based on the merits of the proposed study as well as the applicant’s academic achievements.



Funding will be provided from the general funds of the Michigan Section AWWA, which are derived from membership fees, registration fees, and corporate sponsorship.


Available Funds and Conditions

The Michigan Section AWWA offers two separate awards, one in the Undergraduate Fellowship Program and one in the Graduate Fellowship Program. Both programs are one year in length, with fellowships expected to be awarded in January. However, the dates are flexible to accommodate recipient’s academic needs.


Each award is $3,000, $2,000 of which is provided to the student as a stipend. The remaining $1,000 will be transferred into a university account, to be used by the sponsoring professor for research-related expenses. The institution should be able to set up this research account without overhead.


All applicants will also be awarded a one-year AWWA membership. Upon completion of the program, students are encouraged to submit a research paper or present their findings at an AWWA sponsored event. 


For additional information, contact Alex Yavich at (616) 975-0847 or 


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