WWWA Edwin Huntoon/Owen Williams Scholarship

Edwin Huntoon 

 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

 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
  • Applicant must be a family member of a WWWA member
  • Must be applying to or enrolled in a post-secondary institute (college), as a full-time student
Application Procedures
  • Applications should be submitted to the Association by November 17, 2023. No exceptions.
  • Applications include a written essay (between 250-500 words) and two letters of recommendation.
Application selection process

Personal information is removed from each application and is assigned a number. Applications are then sent to a review committee. The committee makes its choices based solely on the information provided by the applicant and the references submitted. Recipients are selected by Christmas and will be notified before year-end.

An applicant’s future plans within the water well industry will be considered when evaluating recipients but is not a requirement.

Proof of acceptance or enrollment will be required prior to the issuance of the award in the form of a check.

Recipients may be asked to provide a summary report upon graduation. Past recipients may be periodically contacted by the office to provide career updates.

 The 2024 scholarship submission period has ended


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