WIWSA provides a 2-year scholarship each year to the water service Apprenticeship Program offered by Evergreen Rural Water of Washington (ERWOW) covering that program’s tuition expenses.
The scholarship is awarded in July to an applicant from Whidbey Island who agrees to continue to serve in local water service after graduation from the program. To apply, an applicant must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED and be currently employed and sponsored by a local water system.
Who Can Apply?
Interested candidates must meet Evergreen’s criteria for the Apprenticeship program:
- Applicants must be currently employed by a water or wastewater system & meet employers minimum standards
- 18 years old or older
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Physically capable to perform the essential functions of the apprenticeship program
- Applicants must be able to attend all formal training
In addition, the candidate must be employed and sponsored by a Whidbey Island-based company and agree to continue to serve in water service on Whidbey Island after graduation from the program
How to Apply
Interested applicants would need to apply to Evergreen for the Apprenticeship program and separately apply to WIWSA for the Scholarship. In addition, the applicant’s employer must complete and submit a Training Agent Form to Evergreen unless they are already classified as a Training Agent by the state.
Apply for the Apprenticeship program by submitting an application found here no later than July 31st of the year you wish to enter. The program typically starts near the end of August each year but please refer to Evergreen’s website for schedule information.
Apply for the Scholarship by email no later than May 31st of the year that you wish to enter the Apprenticeship program. Include information to confirm that you meet the qualifications and include a resume or work history with your email.