The Mission

The mission of the WEAT Scholarship Committee is to support, promote, and encourage the educational pursuits and goals of active members, or their college bound dependents, with scholarships and educational grants. WEAT members and their dependents are eligible to apply for available scholarship awards.

The Southeast Texas Section chooses at least one applicant annually to award a scholarship of at least $500. All degree programs are considered; however, preference is given to students with degree programs with the intention of entering the environmental field including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science, Management and Public Administration. Additional preference is given to students within close geographical proximity to the WEAT Southeast Texas Section.

Scholarship eligibility information and application:

Scholarship Timeline

March – WEAT Texas begins accepting applications for scholarship awards

August – WEAT Southeast Texas Section selects scholarship recipients for award

May – WEAT Texas closes application and begins ranking candidates per the eligibility policy and criteria on the application page

September – WEAT Texas informs recipients of scholarship funds

July – WEAT Texas provides a list of applicable candidates to WEAT Southeast Texas Section

2020 Scholarship Winners:

Clara Victorio, WEAT Member

Fordham University – Chemistry

“I joined WEAT as a student when I received the Stockholm Junior Water Prize at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston in 2019 for my project on removing microplastics from water. In 2020, I presented an additional component to this project and investigated a biodegradable flocculant. This year, I was awarded the 2nd place Texas SJWP Award by WEAT. I am currently pursuing a BS degree in Chemistry at Fordham University and I am interested in efficient and inexpensive water treatment processes. I am honored to have received this scholarship and I am grateful to WEAT for their generosity.”

Award amount: $2,000

Aerod Wyre, WEAT Dependent

Lamar University – Mechanical Engineering

“I currently attend Lamar University as a Sophomore Mechanical Engineer Major with a minor in business administrations. I am the current President of the Epsilon Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., senator of the National Society of Black Engineers, and treasurer of the National Pan Hellenic Council. I am thankful for WEAT’s financial support.”

Award amount: $1,500

Evan Silva, WEAT Dependent

University of Texas at Austin – Aerospace Engineering

“I am currently a sophomore studying Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Material Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. I serve as a mentor for underrepresented first-year engineering students and spend most of my time outside of class involved in student projects building aircraft and rockets to compete in international competitions. This WEAT Scholarship grants me the flexibility to experiment with my ambitions in engineering, justifying my involvement in student projects where I am gaining invaluable experiences, and providing me with a financial foundation to invest in myself.”

Award amount: $1,500

Bradley Truong, WEAT Dependent

University of Texas at Austin – Business

Award amount: $1,000

2019 Awards:

Alec MacManus, WEAT Dependent

Texas A&M University – Biological & Agricultural Engineering

“Following my graduation, I hope to get a job in consulting engineering focused on water. I am extremely thankful for both the financial support that WEAT has given me as I pursue my degree and the connections that it has helped me make in the industry I hope to work in”

Award amount: $1,000

Katie Stowers, WEAT Member

 Southern Methodist University – Master of Business Administration

“I was involved in the 2016 WEAT Student Design Competition held at the annual Texas Water Conference. It was through the competition that I realized my passion for the water/wastewater industry. I went on to work for an engineering consulting firm as a water/wastewater engineer and wanted to continue to learn more about wastewater technologies, so I joined the Municipal Resource Recovery Design Committee (MRRDC). I was able to learn from experts in this field and it inspired me to return to school to pursue a graduate degree. I too hope to one day be an expert in the field and mentor and support others in their career goals as WEAT has done for me.”

Award amount: $750

Francheska Garcia, WEAT Dependent

Texas A&M University Kingsville – Psychology

Award amount: $500

2018 Awards:

Krystal Gutierrez, WEAT Member

University of Houston – M.S. Environmental Engineering

“My involvement in the WEAT Southeast Section provided many opportunities to learn about innovative water and wastewater treatment practices and to engage with industry professionals. I was inspired to pursue graduate studies in the environmental field and I am thankful to the Section for their financial support and commitments to invest in the water industry.”

Award amount: $1,250

Victoria Flannory, WEAT Dependent

Prairie View A&M University – Nursing

Award amount: $500

Scholarship funds are generated annually by our Clay Shoot Event that occurs in October and through the sponsorship of Section events. COVID-19 has presented a challenge to our regularly scheduled events, but we are committed to raising funds to support the academic pursuits of our members and dependents. If you would like to make a donation benefitting our Section, please contact the current Scholarship Committee Chair, Krystal Regner, at The WEAT Southeast Section thanks you for your contributions.

Scholarship eligibility information and application:

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