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Scholarship Program

Ernest William Bracewell, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Application

May 15, 2024

* All decisions made by the Aqua WSC Scholarship Committee are final.

Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form

Ernest W. Bracewell

In August, 2007, the Board of Directors of Aqua Water Supply Corporation voted unanimously to adopt the Aqua WSC Scholarship Program and in July, 2012, the Board elected to dedicate the Aqua WSC Scholarship Program in memory of Ernest W. Bracewell, Sr.  Mr. Bracewell was elected to the Aqua WSC Board in 1988, serving as President until 2009, and continued his service until his resignation in January, 2012.

Scholarships will be awarded annually to Aqua Water Supply Corporation members and their immediate family. The scholarships are in the amount of $3,000 each. Selected applicants will receive scholarship checks in the amount of $1,500 for one fall semester and $1,500 for one spring semester upon proof of enrollment in an accredited course of study, provided a grade point average of 2.5 or higher is maintained.

  1. The student must be a member in good-standing of Aqua Water Supply Corporation or an immediate family member (ie: reside in the same household) of an Aqua WSC member.
  2. Student must have a 2.5 grade point average at the time of application.
  3. The student must be accepted as a full-time student by either a business/trade/college institution.
  4. An applicant may apply for additional funding in successive years so long as a minimum of 2.5 GPA is maintained.
  5. Funding will also be considered for Post Graduate work in the pursuit of a Masters or PHD program.  Student must provide a graduate degree plan.
Application Process

The student shall submit the following to Aqua Water Supply Corporation:

  1. Application Form
  2. Proof of GPA (Copy of recent high school transcript or recent college transcript)
  3. Two letters of recommendation: (1) Community member (2) Teacher or additional Community member or employer
  4. Personal Essay (250 words maximum) which describes applicant’s course of study, plans for meeting educational goals, identify other sources of financial support, and state reasons why applicant is deserving of scholarship
Evaluation Points
  • Personal essay 40%
  • GPA 30%
  • Letters of recommendation 20%
  • Application 10%

Please fill out the Scholarship Application and submit to Aqua Water Supply Corporation’s Scholarship Committee by May 15, 2024.