The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced four new scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students interested in working in the water industry. The scholarships are available to students pursuing higher education degrees in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; the application deadline is May 10, 2010.

The scholarship program was developed as an opportunity for AWWA and its partners to help the water community prepare for a projected workforce shortage over the next 10 years, by supporting students who have shown an interest in the industry. Scholarship sponsors include American Water, Black & Veatch, Malcolm Pirnie and MWH.

Each of the scholarships will award the selected student $5,000. Winners will be announced by June 1, and will be publicly recognized at AWWA’s Annual Conference later that month.

For more information, including scholarship eligibility criteria and applications, visit the Student Center on the organization’s Web site –