WWOA’s mission is to foster an environment that promotes teaching and sharing of knowledge within the water industry. As part of this mission, WWOA offers scholarships to future wastewater operators and tuition reimbursement to its members.


A special benefit of membership in the WWOA is eligibility towards receiving financial aid for college expense. Four, $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year at the annual conference to financially assist a full-time student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Crane Engineering funds one and WWOA funds the other three $2,000 scholarships each year. Eligible students must be enrolled in a degree program supportive of the wastewater field including civil, environmental, or sanitary engineering or other wastewater related degree programs. Award preference may be given to applicants who are sponsored by an active WWOA member.  WWOA member sponsorship is not required to apply for the scholarships.

North Central Laboratories (NCL) generously offers a $5,000.00 two-year scholarship each year to a student enrolled in a wastewater related field (the student receives $2,500.00 each for their Junior and Senior year for a total award of $5,000.00). The WWOA scholarship committee reviews the applications and recommends the award recipient to NCL.  A big thanks to Mike Raynovic and NCL for their generous support of the WWOA and the wastewater field!

Annual application deadline is July 1.

Please access the scholarship brochure for detailed information.  Questions can be directed to:

WI Wastewater Operators Association (WWOA)
262 W. Main Street
Wales, WI 53183
414-908-4950 ext. 125 Tel
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WWOA Scholarship Brochure

WWOA Scholarship Application – for both scholarships (fillable pdf)


WWOA Tuition Aid:

The purpose of tuition aid is to encourage the continued education of members of WWOA through the attendance at advanced seminars related to wastewater treatment or for credit courses taken at a technical school or college while working towards a degree related to the wastewater/water industry.

Statewide Tuition Aid:

WWOA is offering two tuition aid opportunities to members. There is one $250 and one $1000 tuition aid payment available.

Tuition Aid Description, Criteria and Application

Southeast Region Tuition Aid:

Due to staffing shortages in the wastewater field, the Southeast Region of the Wisconsin Wastewater Operator’s Association (WWOA) developed a tuition aid program to help inspire interest in wastewater related careers.

The Southeast region offers one $500 award annually to an individual that resides in the Southeast Region or is training for wastewater employment within the Southeast Region.

For more information see the criteria through the link below.

Southeast Region Tuition Aid Criteria

Southeast Region Tuition Aid Application

Southern Region Tuition Aid:

The purpose of tuition aid is to encourage the continued education of WWOA Southern members through the attendance at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WNDR) approved advanced course work related to wastewater treatment or for credit courses at an accredited university, college or technical school while working towards a degree related to the wastewater/water industry.  The Southern Region offers two $250 tuition reimbursements for any member of WWOA Southern Region in good standing for a minimum of three years.  

For more information, please contact the Association Manager

Southern Region Tuition Aid Description, Criteria and Application


Become a Member

Becoming a member of WWOA provides many membership benefits including:

  • Operator Seminars
  • Scholarships & Tuition Aid
  • “Clarifier” – our official educational publication
  • Discounts on our Annual Conference and other programs
  • Yearly awards recognizing professionalism and support in the wastewater field