About Our Scholarships

The Canadian Water Resources Association annually offers five scholarships awarded to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources. The scholarship recipients receive a one-year membership for the Canadian Water Resources Association. Past winners are outlined in the Resources section of the website.

Dillon Scholarship

The $5,000 Dillon Consulting Scholarship is awarded to the highest ranked applicant. Funding is provided by Dillon Consulting Ltd. on an annual basis.

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Rick Ross Scholarship

The $2,000 Rick Ross Scholarship is awarded to the second highest ranked of the applicants. The Rick Ross Student Scholarship was created to recognize his ongoing legacy.

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Ken Thompson Scholarship

The $2,000 Ken Thomson Scholarship is awarded to the third highest ranked of the applicants. The Ken Thomson Scholarship is awarded from a special fund set up in his honour.

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Memorial Scholarship

The $1,500 Memorial Scholarship is a tribute to CWRA Members remembered by their colleagues’ donations to the Scholarship Fund.

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CWRA Scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship is awarded from the general funds of the Canadian Water Resources Association.

How to Apply

For detailed information on scholarship criteria and instructions on how to apply, please click on the Learn More button below. If you are ready to submit your application, click on the Submit Application button below. Please contact scholarships@cwra.org if you have questions on the scholarship application and selection process.

The application deadline for the 2019 Scholarships has now passed.

Support the Scholarship Program

Make a donation to support the CWRA scholarship program. A charitable tax receipt is provided for all donations to the CWRA of $15 or more.