Scholarship & Awards

Each year, AWRA recognizes individuals, organizations, projects, state sections, and student chapters for outstanding leadership and service in the water resources profession.

Individuals and organizations have an opportunity to nominate candidates in 10 different categories each spring, with awards presented during AWRA’s annual conference in the fall. AWRA membership is not required to make a nomination or receive an award except for the Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship  and Fellow Member Award . Questions? Please contact .

  • Meet the Rising Stars of AWRA! The 2020-2021 recipients of the Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship are named.
  • Nominations for awards are closed for 2020.
  • Announcements for all awards  and scholarship  will take place in May 2020.
  • The nomination period for the 2020 David R. Maidment Award  for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources Data is closed. The next nomination process for this award will begin in the fall of 2021.


If you actively engage in our community, your career and organization will benefit. We offer multiple opportunities for engagement via conferences, social media, webinars, committees and publications.

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