WWWA Scholarships

Wisconsin Water Well Association Scholarships

Edwin Huntoon Scholarship

Edwin W. Huntoon (1917 -2011)

Ed Huntoon served the WWWA as Editor of the newsletter, and was a proponent of the water well industry throughout the world. He started in the industry as a driller in the rock quarries, then for the US Army during WWII and on water supply projects around the world. Ed was a licensed pump installer, master plumber, and journeyman plumber. He was the recipient of the NGWA Life Member Award in 1991, and the NGWA Oliver Award in 1995 for outstanding contributions to the groundwater industry. He served as the Waupaca County Wellhead Protection Committee Chairman until his passing at the age of 93.

Owen Williams Scholarship

Owen W. Williams (1922-2014)

Owen Williams served the WWWA as Executive Secretary, and represented the Association at many conferences, meetings and legislative sessions. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Barb during World War II, and served as State President of the US Submarine Veterans. He devoted significant time and energy in the formation of the Wisconsin Water Well Guild, creation of continuing education classes, and promotion of Association membership. He encouraged others to “make greater strides to meet the challenge of protecting the environment.”

Scholarship Eligibility

• 2.6 grade point average or above
• Must be child or grandchild of a current, in good standing WWWA member
• Must be a current high school senior or college/technical school student
Edwin Huntoon: Must be applying to or enrolled in a post-secondary institute (college), as a full time student
Owen Williams: Must be applying to or enrolled in a technical/trade/vocational institution, as a full time student

Scholarship Details

These scholarships were established to reward students planning to obtain a higher education. It is supported by income generated by association members’ contributions. Scholarships will be awarded at the Wisconsin Ground Water Conference each January. The WWWA will notify recipients. The winners or their sponsor must be present at the WGWC to accept the certificate.

Existing college students will be awarded a check at the WI Ground Water Conference. Graduating high school seniors will be awarded a check in the beginning of their college/technical school freshman year. Verification of enrollment may be required. No person may receive more than one award in his or her lifetime. Each scholarship winner is awarded $1,000. (This dollar amount or number of scholarships may be increased or decreased at the discretion of the WWWA Scholarship Council.)

Scholarship Instructions

• Complete application form
• Attach both required essays:
What would this scholarship mean to you? (approximately 500 words)
How would you use these scholarship funds? (approximately 250 words)
• Provide two references from persons who can attest to character and assess academic ability.
• Send to the WWWA Scholarship Council

Email: info@wisconsinwaterwell.com
Fax: 414-276-7704
Mail: Wisconsin Water Well Association
6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 4210
Milwaukee, WI 53214

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Scholarship Fund Donations

Your donation helps to provide scholarships to students continuing their education. Thank you for your support. For more information on how you can support either of our scholarship funds email: info@wisconsinwaterwell.com