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. 

A portion of your membership dues, $5.00, goes directly into the scholarship program.  We would also like to thank the following donors for providing $500.00 scholarships for the 2024-2025 Scholarship Program -

Cam Spray
Des Moines Winsupply
Headwater Wholesale
Moorman Construction Inc. (two)
Municipal Supply 
Ziegler CAT

NOTE:  The Scholarship Application for the 2024-2025 school year is available for download in the "Documents and Files" listing at the bottom of this page.   Or email and request a copy of the application.  

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).


Six students with connections to IOWWA received $500.00 scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year.   

Danielle (Dani) Arkfeld of Panama is the daughter of Shirley and Jayme Arkfeld, Arkfeld Water Services. She previously received IOWWA scholarships after she graduated from Harlan Community High School in 2020 with a 4.0 GPA and enrolled as a finance major at the University of Iowa, where she continues to maintain a 4.0 GPA. Dani plans to go on to law school after graduation. She’s currently involved as an active volunteer in Women in Business, InvestHer, Tippie Business Honors Society and the pre-law professional fraternity. Dani has assisted in her parents’ business since 2016, as well as worked at Shelby County State Bank and Norma Jean’s Bar and Grill. She enjoys watching the Hawkeyes play any sport, hanging out with friends, watching movies, rock climbing, traveling, and playing with her dog, Bentley.

Megan Cooley graduated first in her class at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School in 2023 with a 4.0 GPA. She’s the daughter of Deborah and Paul Cooley, Cooley Pumping LLC in Grundy Center. She’ll enter the University of Dubuque this fall to pursue a degree in nursing and will explore specializing within the medical field. At her high school Megan was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and a class officer. She was involved with choir, drama, speech, yearbook, soccer, and softball, as well as team captain for two years of both volleyball and basketball. When not participating in sports, she’s assisting in her family’s business interests, volunteering for youth games and childcare, and addressing her passion for helping others on a mission trip and at a care facility for seniors. Megan already has earned her Certified Nursing Assistant credential. 

Caden Franzen, son of Theresa and Ryan Franzen of Pipe Monkey Plumbing in Pleasant Hill, plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa for a degree in business management and entrepreneurship. He intends to work in the family-owned company, get his journeyman plumbing license and someday open his own business. The 2023 Southeast Polk High School graduate (3.15 GPA) also has attended DMACC and earned a 3.41 GPA. He’s worked in the family business since 2019 for seven to 40 hours per week depending on the season. Football, rugby, track, and wrestling kept him involved throughout each high school year. Caden earned his silver cord hours volunteering at school functions, Habitat for Humanity and community clean-up for families impacted by the 2022 tornado that hit his community. On weekends he participates in AMA dirt bike races.

Allysn Jenkins, 2023 Indianola High School graduate (3.9 GPA) also took classes at DMACC while in high school. With a focus on environmental design and architecture, she’ll enroll in Kansas State University this fall. In high school Allysn was involved in show choir, color guard (captain), winter guard, drum guard, music, cheer manager/leader, and her church band and choir. She has worked as a shift manager at Cabin Coffee Company and as a nanny, which helped her learn about responsibility, customer service, patience, and communication. She enjoys piano, reading and gardening. Allysn’s parents are Dianne and Stephen Jenkins, Indianola, and her father is an accountant at Vanderpool Construction.

Kaitlynn Lawson earned a 3.6 GPA at Spencer High School while also attending Iowa Lakes Community College for four years and maintaining a 3.389 GPA. This fall she’ll start at Iowa State University and intends to major in elementary education and earn endorsements in both coaching and math. This past year she’s worked as a Starbucks’ barista for 15 hours a week. Kaitlynn has participated in archery since sixth grade and earned Academic Archer recognition throughout high school. She also played softball and tennis in high school, serving as captain of both her senior year. Kaitlynn’s been involved in National Honor Society, FFA, and 4-H (an officer since 7th grade) and been on the Clay County Youth 4-H Council and in the Friends of Clay County Youth Swine group. Her parents are Angie and Casey Lawson of Greenville, and Angie works at Clay County Environmental Health.

Madison Rogers is a 2023 graduate (3.874 GPA) of Saydel High School in Des Moines. She took classes at DMACC for a year while in high school, earning a 3.5 GPA. Madison will continue at DMACC to earn an associate degree in business administration, then pursue a career in real estate. She is the daughter of Billie and Rick Rogers, Rogers Septic Maintenance and Repair, Des Moines. Madison has been involved in cross country, tennis, marching band, color guard, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Distributive Education Club of America, and student government (vice president). Her extensive volunteer activities earned her a Silver Cord. Madison’s worked in food service at the North Des Moines Girls Softball fields, at the Sorriso Grille in Ankeny and at Kwik Star.

file Scholarship 2024-2025 IOWWA Application 0.12 MB