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Annual $1,000 Scholarships


The Water Management Association of Ohio (WMAO) is pleased to offer it’s annual $1,000 scholarship available to Ohio students. Deadline to submit an application is each April.

Successful applicants, one graduate and one undergraduate each year, must be an Ohio resident planning to attend an accredited Ohio college or university on a full-time basis, and pursuing a degree in a water-resources-related field. Students will be evaluated on:
  • Academic achievement and potential
  • Financial need
  • Character
  • Extracurricular activities and community service
  • A commitment to their academic program
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To obtain more information and/or to submit an application, visit the online application hosted through The Columbus Foundation.

For additional information on scholarship criteria and the application, please contact Dennis Clement (dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov) .  If you are interested in donating to the scholarship fund or putting the fund into your will, please contact Dana Oleskiewicz (admin@wmao.org).


To donate to the WMAO Scholarship and/or Education Funds:

WMAO Scholarship Fund   OLMS Dan Kush Education Fund

Citizen Lake Awareness and Monitoring (CLAM)   Ohio Water Education Program (OWEP)






State Science Day


The 2019 State Science Day was held at The Ohio State University on Saturday May 11th. Twenty-five students requested to be judged for the two WMAO awards. The Peter G. Finke Water Management Award in each grade category includes a $250.00 check, a plaque, recognition in WMAO’s “The Ohio Water Table” publication, and an invitation to the WMAO Annual Conference in November.  Kurt Rinehart, Peter Soltys, and Rick Weber did the judging this year for WMAO.

Congratulations to Soham Santosh Joshi (9th grade) for his winning project "Mechanisms Leveraging E-Waste to Enhance Water" and to Emily Kruze (10th grade) for her presentation entitled "Testing Local Water Sources for Microplastic Pollution and its Effects on Agriculture".