UPDATE: 2020 Applications due July 1

The Louisiana Water Environment Association has established a scholarship program to encourage and assist qualified individuals in their pursuit of a degree, which leads to a career in the environmental field. LWEA intends to award up to three scholarships, honoring former members of LWEA, to defray the costs of tuition, fees, books and school supplies. The value of each scholarship is $500, at the discretion of LWEA, additional funds may be available in a given year. LWEA reserves the right to revise or to withhold the award of any or all of the scholarships.  The three scholarships  are:

Frederick G. Deiler Memorial Scholarship 
Kenneth L. Keffer Memorial Scholarship 
Harold Norman Memorial Scholarship 

LWEA may elect to award less than three scholarships, depending upon the quantity and quality of the applications received. Scholarships will be forwarded to the University for the recipient to use during the next (Fall) semester or quarter. In addition, the scholarship recipients will be awarded a complimentary one-year student membership in the national Water Environment Federation and in LWEA.

A complete application must be received by the LWEA Scholarship Selection Committee by July 1st of the current calendar year.

The scholarships will be awarded at the LWEA Annual Business meeting held in the current calendar year.
Contact Nadine Robertson at [email protected] or your LWEA Campus Coordinator for details.

In order to be considered, the applicant:
1.Must be pursuing either a baccalaureate or masters degree at a college or university within Louisiana;
2.Must be a full-time student and resident of Louisiana.
3.Must have at least a “B” average in all course work (3.0 on a 4.0 scale);
4.Must be at least a Junior (undergraduate) and no higher than a Master’s level candidate during the year of award;
5.Must have at least two semesters (three quarters) of course work remaining toward a qualifying degree at the time of award; and
6.Must be majoring in an environmental related curriculum in engineering, physical or natural science, or public health.

In order to apply for the three LWEA scholarships, the applicant must submit the following:

1. General Information – A brief application containing the applicant’s name, address, (mailing and permanent), telephone number, university attending and dates of attendance, degree sought and overall Grade Point Average. Briefly describe your need for this scholarship (please include the % of tuition covered by other grants or scholarships; the names and amounts of any other grants or scholarships applicable during the award period of the LWEA scholarship).

2. Resume – Pertinent information on environmentally related course work, honors and achievements, publications, presentations and extracurricular activities (both on-campus and off-campus organizations).

3. Narrative – A short essay (not less than 50 and no more than 200 words) which demonstrates the applicant’s desire to preserve and enhance the water environment of Louisiana by setting forth the applicant’s degree objectives, career goals and personal interests.

4. UnOfficial University/College Transcript(s) – A copy of your college transcripts. For applicants continuing an undergraduate degree program, the transcript must show all undergraduate course work through the most recent Fall semester (quarter). For applicants entering into a post-graduate degree program, the transcript must show all undergraduate course work leading to a baccalaureate degree and a letter of acceptance to a graduate environmental program meeting the minimum requirements. For applicants continuing a post-graduate degree program, the transcripts must show all undergraduate course work leading to a baccalaureate degree and all post-graduate course work through the most recent Fall semester (quarter). LWEA reserves the right to request an Official Transcript Record from the applicant.

5. Personal Reference – Recommendation of the applicant’s major professor or department head, as appropriate, attesting to the applicant’s academic experience.