Scholarship

Ralph Reed Memorial ScholarshipApplication deadline: May 1

This is a grant of $750.00 to help defray the cost of tuition, room and board at an accredited institution of higher learning approved by the Indiana Onsite Wastewater Professionals Association (IOWPA).

All applications will be first screened on the basis of leadership responsibilities in community activities and school activities and on grade point average. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the number, length of commitment, and quality of leadership responsibilities in community and school activities, awards, honors, academic records, career goals and financial need. Additional scholarship information and rules are on the application. Please be sure to read all before submitting.

Any dependent of an IOWPA member can apply. Employees of IOWPA, members of the Board of Directors, and their immediate families are not eligible.

Donations are tax deductible.
IOWPA is a 501(c)3 organization.

Thank you for your generosity.

Ralph Reed
(1934 – 2006)
About Ralph Reed

Ralph Reed was a dedicated professional in the wastewater industry and worked tirelessly to improve the IOWPA organization. He served as IOWPA’s president and vice president. Ralph was also a member of the Indiana Environmental Health Association (IEHA) and served as it president.

For 50 years Ralph was involved in the wastewater business as a designer and installer. In 1953 Ralph married his wife and business partner Shirley — a union which lasted 55 years. His business, Reed Excavating & Septic Services, Inc. is now owned and operated by his son, Ernie who joined the business in 1995.

Scholarship Winners:
  • 2019 – Halee Bright, Aaron Hochstetler, and Ashley Johnson
  • 2018 – Alexis DiBattiste, Nicholas Garcia, Marlee Stoner, and Michael Swango
  • 2017 – Alli Daugherty, Tobias Smith, and Marlee Stoner
  • 2016 – Marlee Stoner (only one? Not sure)
  • 2015 –
  • 2014 –
  • 2013 – Morgan Quinn
  • 2012 – Mallory Harnish
  • 2011 – Kyra Hardebeck and Joseph Craven
  • 2010 – Joseph Craven
  • 2009 – Abbey Hudson (1st scholarship winner)

Scholarship Application

In order to be eligible, applicants must complete the application form in its entirety and return it to IOWPA by the deadline —May 1. Application can be completed online or by mail.

* NOTE: IOPWA is in the process of making changes to their scholarship program. New application guidelines and application to come in January 2021. Please check back later to apply.

Print Application

If you prefer to print of the application (PDF) and mail it, click the download application button below, fill out the application, and return it with all the required documents to IOWPA by the deadline. Entry must be postmarked by May 1 to be eligible.

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NOTE: The downloadable print application is not available at this time.  IOPWA is in the process of making changes to their scholarship program. New application guidelines and application to come in January 2021. Please check back later to apply.
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Online Application

To apply for the scholarship online, please complete the following application in full and be sure to attach all required documents before selecting the submit button.
Application deadline: May 1.

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NOTE: The online scholarship application is not available at this time. IOPWA is in the process of making changes to their scholarship program. New application guidelines and application to come in January 2021. Please check back later to apply.
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