An educational fund has been created and will be managed by WWOA to financially support selected persons or groups pursuing educational goals related to the wastewater treatment industry. This fund will be maintained through sponsorships. These sponsorships can be supported by organizations or individuals.
Sponsors contributing $250 to $1000 in one year will be considered “supporters” of the educational fund. Supporters will be recognized by having their name or company logo displayed briefly at the annual award banquet of the WWOA conference.
Sponsors contributing $1000 to $2000 in one year will be considered “maintainers” of the educational fund. Maintainers will be briefly recognized by having their name or company logo being mentioned and displayed briefly at the annual award banquet of the WWOA conference.
Sponsors contributing $2000 or more in one year will be considered “promoters” of the educational fund. Promoters will be asked to stand in the front of the room briefly to be recognized for their contributions during the annual award banquet of the WWOA conference. Promoters will also have their name or company logo displayed briefly at the banquet.
Disbursements from the Educational fund will be made on a case-by-case basis by vote of the WWOA board of directors. Funds would be used to promote educational goals related to the wastewater treatment field. Disbursements brought to the board by the Scholarship committee chair would include sponsoring an additional scholarship opportunity when there are many well qualified candidates on a given year or sponsoring an additional tuition reimbursement payment when there are many qualified candidates on a given year. Other common disbursements could include but are not limited to, sponsoring the registration fee for a trade show, conference, or training event for an individual or group, purchasing equipment used for the promotion of educational goals in the organization, or other disbursements that the board deems in line with educational goals of the organization.
The educational fund will remain separate of other items in the WWOA operating budget and an accounting of this fund will be provided at the annual business meeting.