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.

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.

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.

Personal Information
IOWPA Member Information
High School Information
Upload transcripts below to be submitted with application
Attach a typed list of academic awards, memberships or other special recognition you have received dating back to your sophomore year.
College / University Information
Priority will be given but is not limited to water/wastewater related studies.
Financial Information
Essay

Certification

In submitting this application, I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge and I acknowledge that typing my name in the signature fields below is signing the form. False information will result in revocation of any scholarship granted.
Official Rules
This grant of $750.00 will be made to defray the cost of tuition and room & board at an accredited institution of higher learning approved by the Indiana Onsite Wastewater Professionals Association (IOWPA). Disbursement of the money will be made upon presentation of winner’s college invoice as proof of enrollment. The scholarship money will be paid directly to the scholarship winner. Applicants must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States, a resident of the state of Indiana and a dependent child of an IOWPA member. In order to be eligible, applicants must complete the application form in its entirety and return it to IOWPA by the entry postmark deadline, May 1st. 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. Applicants will be evaluated on a comparative basis at the sole discretion of the committee. All decisions are final. Application material and decision of the committee shall be confidential. Acceptance of scholarship constitutes permission to use recipient’s name and/or likeness for purpose of promotion. No transfer of scholarship is permitted. Applicant must plan to attend an accredited school in the fall following the application deadline date of May 1st. Recipients will be notified by mail. Employees of IOWPA or members of the Board of Directors must remove themselves from voting on an application if a family member has applied.
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