2018 High School Scholarship Announcement
2018 High School Application Form
2018 High School Online Application
2018 College Scholarship Announcement
2018 College Application Form
2018 College Online Application
The NHWPCA is committed to promoting excellence in the fields of wastewater engineering and operations. The Scholarship Committee is responsible for applying a portion of the Association’s assets to a New Hampshire student who is attending college and majoring in the environment field related to water and wastewater. The other portion of the budget is set aside for member operators who want partial funding to attend one-day seminars or short courses.
Each year the Scholarship Committee awards a$1,000 scholarship to a New Hampshire college student pursuing a degree in Water Pollution Control, Environmental Science, or Civil Engineering.
An annual scholarship of $1000.00 is awarded to a student enrolled in a New Hampshire college who meets the eligibility requirements as listed in the informational document. The scholarship opens in December with the applications due in March. Finalists will be selected and will be notified by the Scholarship Committee (see below).
We are always looking for recipients for these scholarship awards. Please contact one of the members below for further information. Please click onto the links below for the details and good luck!!
The award of the scholarship is based on the following criteria:
- The applicant must be a resident of New Hampshire.
- Be enrolled in a New Hampshire college.
- Complete a standard application form and submit it to the NHWPCA Scholarship Committee.
- The application shall include an essay portion.
- Include a letter of reference, preferably from an individual in the environmental field
- Applicant must provide verification of enrollment to the institution with a major in Water Pollution Control, Environmental Science, Engineering or Chemistry. Priority will be given to vocational students who are preparing for a field directly related to the water environment.
- Priority shall be given to NHWPCA members and of immediate family of members who have been in good standing for a period of one year prior to application date.
Operator training fund:
The NHWPCA sets aside funds to assist members pursuing higher education. Please contact a committee member below for more details.
Scholarship Committee Responsibilities:
- Review the requests submitted by NH resident students and determine if they meet the criteria.
- Award the scholarship to the most deserving applicant and be able to justify choice without prejudice.
- Review requests made by member operators for training requests and act on them in a timely manner.
- Present recommendation of choices to the Board of Directors.
Past Scholarship Winners
The 2014 recipients of the NHWPCA Scholarship are Nick McNeill and Maxwell Kenny.
Nick is a Junior at RPI and Maxwell is a Junior at the University of New Hampshire.
Congratulations Nick and Maxwell!
The 2013 recipient of the NHWPCA Scholarship was Jeff O’Neil from Berlin.
Jeff graduated from Berlin High School where he played varsity hockey and baseball. He will be heading on to White Mountain Community College where he has been accepted to their Water Quality technology program.
He was drawn into the waste water field through an internship at the Berlin Pollution Control Facility. There Henry Noël (superintendent) gave him opportunities to experience the different aspects of working at a plant, from the pump stations to the centrifuge. This summer he could be found on top of Mt. Washington interning at their treatment facility.
The 2012 recipient of the NHWPCA Scholarship was Ryan Pauer.
After graduating from Hollis Brookline High School in June 2012, Ryan is looking to pursue a degree in civil engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Throughout high school Ryan has taken on classes and projects that reflect his dedication to improving the environment. From starting a recycling program at his school to developing and maintaining hiking trails around his home, he is active in his community and has a clear vision of what he wants for his future.
The 2011 recipient of the NHWPCA Scholarship was Jeff McNeill of Manchester.
Jeff is a graduating senior of Pinkerton Academy who has been involved with the FIRST robotics competition for the past four years and an avid skier. As son of past NHWPCA president, Fred McNeill, Jeff has shown a keen interest in engineering. He will be attending Colorado State University pursing an Environmental Engineering degree. He hopes to combine the problem solving skill learned with his love of the outdoors to find solutions in protecting the environment and its natural resources.
The 2009 recipient of the NHWPCA Scholarship was Marissa Lynn of Bow. Marissa is a senior at Bow High School and has shown a commitment to improving the health of New Hampshire waters. She has spent her senior year researching the effects of pollution on freshwater resources in New Hampshire and volunteering with the Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee using macro-invertebrates to gauge the health of the river. She is continuing her education at Dartmouth where she intends to focus on environmental studies and the sciences. We all wish Marissa continued success as she continues with her education.