IOWWA Scholarship

The Iowa Onsite Wastewater Association offers scholarships to a high school senior wanting to attend a college or a trade school on a part-time or full-time basis OR a student attending college or a trade school on a part-time or full-time basis now.  You are eligible if you are a student and employed by an IOWWA member firm or related to an IOWWA member firm employee and attending or planning on attending a college NOW.  We would like to thank the following donors for providing additional funds for the 2017-2018 Scholarship Program - Municipal Supply - Full $500.00 Scholarship and Moorman Construction - Two Full $500.00 Scholarship.   A portion of your membership dues, $5.00, goes directly into the scholarship program.

The application for the 2018-2019 school year can be downloaded from the "Documents & Files" section of this page.   The filing deadline is April 15, 2018.     If you prefer that the application be emailed to you, please email execdir@iowwa.com.

All applications MUST include the following to be considered for the Scholarship:
1)  Completed Application
2) Letters of Recommendation
3) School Transcripts
4) Photo of Yourself (email to execdir@iowwa.com)

2017-2018 SCHOLARSHIPS

Five students with connections to IOWWA received $500.00 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year.    They are Ashley Arkfeld, Panama IA; Brooke Brown, Solon IA; McKenzie Feckers, Shell Rock IA; Jacey Goodale, Osage IA; and Maggi Mallon, Woodward IA
Ashley Arkfeld, Panama IA, a 2015 IOWWA scholarship recipient, graduated seventh in her glass from Harlan Community High School in 2014 and enrolled full-time at the University of Iowa. She currently has a 3.83 GPA. The daughter of Shirley and Jayme Arkfeld (Arkfeld Water Services, Panama), Ashley plans to graduate in 2018 with degrees in business analytics and information systems as well as marketing. She’s served as a peer mentor for the Tippie College of Business and for the Tippie Technology and Innovation Association’s Marketing Institute, Ashley has been vice president of external affairs and a business consultant/scholar. Her goal is a career in business and IT consulting for a “Big 4” public accounting firm. During the school year she also works 18 hours a week during the school year for guest services at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and in the summers for Arkfeld Water Services and Norma Jean’s Bar and Grill.

Brooke Brown graduated this year from Solon High School with a 3.44 GPA. She plans to attend Iowa Central Community College to obtain a pre-veterinary degree and then enroll in Iowa State University and obtain admission to the veterinary program. Brooke has been active in the Iowa High School Rodeo Association and plans to continue her involvement in rodeo for the next two years, traveling across the state to practice and compete. During high school Brooke worked as a childcare assistant at Play and Learn Pre-School and Childcare Center, for Subway and for Brown Well Pump Service in Cedar Rapids. One former employer compliments her for her “love of learning,” willingness and positive attitude, level of commitment necessary to succeed and her sense of humor. She’s the daughter of Nancy and Robert Brown (Brown Concrete and Backhoe, Brown Well Pump Service) of Solon.

McKenzie Feckers is a 2017 graduate of Dike New Hartford High School (3.51 GPA). She served as treasurer of the Family Career and Community Leadership Group of American (FCCLA), a member of pep and marching bands, and earned letters in both basketball and golf. She’s also been actively involved in 4-H, FFA, and County Council, as well as numerous community activities impacting others, from young children to the elderly. Growing up on a farm, her interest in agriculture led her to internships with Channel Seed in Parkersburg and Sinclair Elevator and Milling; she learned not only from her employers, but from talking with customers and listening to the markets. Both impacted the career choice. She plans to spend two years at Hawkeye Community College and then major in agriculture business (minor in animal science) at Iowa State University. She intends to apply her agricultural knowledge within a business and also bring ideas back to the family farm.  McKenzie is the daughter of Connie and Brad Feckers (Brad Feckers Tile Installer/farmer) in Shell Rock.

Jacey Goodale earned a 3.92 GPA as a student at Osage High School. A 2017 graduate, she was involved in Model UN, the Big Sister program, DECA, FFA, National Honor Society and basketball. A horse-lover, she’s also been active in 4-H, Double C Saddle Club and the Circle C Rodeo Association. The past three summers she has worked at Brandau Backhoe in Rudd, which is owned by her grandparents, Curt and Cindy Brandau. “I have become best friends with a shovel, rake and grade stick,” says Jacey. “The job requires hard physical work and sometimes is mentally draining. I have learned about identifying water line issues and also how to go about solving the issue…I may have this knowledge, but I also understand the importance of a good work ethic, satisfying the customer, and doing the job properly so it doesn’t have to be fixed again.” Jacey will attend the University of Northern Iowa in major in accounting, with a goal of becoming a CPA after summer internships with a mix accounting and agriculture. She is the daughter of Michelle and Matthew Hesley of Osage.

Maggi Mallon, daughter of Stacie and Casey Mallon (Mallon Excavating of Slater), weighed 3 lbs. 14 oz. when born and spent her earliest days in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Now Maggi want to give back and work with tiny babies as part of a NICU nurse. She’s a full-time student, studying nursing at the Boone Campus of Des Moines Area Community College, where she’s been talking classes while in high school. Maggi graduated with a 3.93 GPA from Woodward-Granger High School in 2017, where she was involved with softball, basketball, yearbook and National Honor Society. She’s gained many skills shadowing her father at Mallon Excavating, which she’s been doing since a toddler and as an employee since 2010.  “I have learned how to drive the dump truck, backhoe, track hoe, skid loader and bulldozer. I’ve learned about dirt moving, land clearing, demolition, building pads, excavating, tiling, grading, sewers and directional boring. My favorite job is helping my dad when we put in septic systems.”