IOWWA Scholarship

The Iowa Onsite Wastewater Association is offering a scholarship to:
1. A high school senior
wanting to attend a college or a trade school on a part-time (minimum 6 credit hours per quarter or semester) or full-time basis.  
2. A student attending college or a trade school on a part-time (minimum 6 credit hours per quarter or semester) or full-time basis, planning on continuing their education the following year.

You are eligible if you are a student and an IOWWA member or related to an IOWWA member (primary or associate member) and attending or planning on attending a college or trade school.  Scholarships are awarded one time only per individual. 

We would like to thank the following donors for providing additional funds for the upcoming 2020/2021 Scholarship Program - Municipal Supply - Full $500.00 Scholarship and Moorman Construction - Full $500.00 Scholarship.   A portion of your membership dues, $5.00, goes directly into the scholarship program.

The application for the 2021-2022 school year can be downloaded from the "Documents & Files" section of this page.   The filing deadline is April 15, 2021.     If you prefer that the application be emailed to you, please email your request to execdir@iowwa.com.

All applications MUST include the following to be considered for the Scholarship:
  1. Completed Application
  2. Letters of Recommendation (2) - two letters from a non-relative such as your employer (past or present), educator (teacher or counselor), mentor, who can best articulate your qualities must accompany the scholarship application.
  3. School Transcripts
  4. Photo of yourself (IOWWA will use for publication, 130 dpi or greater, email with application).

2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

Three students with connections to IOWWA received $500.00 scholarships for the 2019/2020 academic year.    They are Danielle (Dani) Arkfeld, Panama IA; Chloe Engelbrecht, Davenport IA; and Taryn Hintz, Primghar IA. 
DANIELLE (DANI) ARKFELD, daughter of Shirley and Jayme Arkfeld (Arkfeld Water Services) of Panama, is a 2020 graduate of Harlan Community High School with a 4.0 GPA. She’s been a member of National Honor Society and was active in volleyball, soccer and Foreign Language Club. Described as positive, self-motivated, detail-oriented and compassionate, Dani was president and major organizer of Business Professionals of America and qualified for its national competition three consecutive years.  She also served as treasurer of Student Council. Her volunteer activities for her church include Catholic youth camp counselor, serving mass, making food and cards for the sick, and participating in fundraisers.  Dani’s varied work experience has all focused on customer service and helping others, and she writes that work has taught her time-management and many life lessons. She’s been an assistant at Arkfeld Water Services since 2016 while also serving as a waitress and dishwasher at Norma Jean’s Restaurant in Panama. For a year Dani has been a student teller at Shelby County State Bank. She plans to attend the University of Iowa to study finance or economics before beginning a career in business or possibly going to law school.

CHLOE ENGELBRECHT, daughter of Erin and Corey Engelbrecht (drainage engineer and office manager of Engelbrecht Farms), is a 2020 graduate of North Scott High School in Eldridge.  A dedicated, driven and 3.721 GPA student, Chloe was a member of National Honors Society, a varsity soccer player and part of North Scott Special Runners who raise funds for Special Olympics. Highly active as a leader in Future Farmers of America throughout high school and in FFA’s Southeast District, Chloe also has held top leadership positions and continually been involved with committee, district and advocacy work during her nine-year membership in the Sheridan Sluggers 4-H Club. For four years she has served as flock manager at 4C Hickory Creek Farms, which raises about 300 laying hens. This involves morning and evening responsibilities for egg collection and feeding and watering, made challenging in winter weather. Chloe also raises show birds that she breeds to hatch chicks for exhibition. In addition to managing business finances using QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel, she works with local media, promoting stories on poultry and handling ad placement. A vocal advocate for agriculture and the importance of native bees (one of her newest endeavors), Chloe plans to attend Iowa State University to pursue a double major in agricultural business and economics.

TARYN HINTZ, daughter of Kimberly and Jonathan Hintz (O’Brien County environmental health specialist), is a 2020 graduate of South O’Brien High School in Paullina. A member of National Honor Society and a natural athlete, Taryn has been captain and team member of the volleyball, basketball and softball teams, in addition to running track. She’s described as a hard-working, amazing and caring person of integrity whose maturity has enabled her to develop into a team-oriented player. With much dedication, she leads by example in demonstrating passion, optimism and positivity to younger players and students. Taryn has participated in a cappella, dinner theatre —and served as dinner theatre cook — and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes while maintaining a 3.791 GPA. Outside of school, Taryn is involved in her church and youth group activities and has worked at Shortee’s Pit Stop and Speedway Café in Primghar as a cook. She plans to attend Central College in Pella, where she’ll major in exercise science and has committed to play softball for the school. After graduation, Taryn intends to pursue graduate school for physical therapy.