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Water Management Association of Ohio

                                The only organization dedicated to all of Ohio's water resources.

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ATTENTION college students with an interest in water resources, apply for $1,000 WMAO Scholarship through the Columbus Foundation. Check out this informational video for guidance. Deadline to submit is April 15, 2022.

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

WMAO Scholarship Fund

Ohio Water Education Program (OWEP)

Citizen Lake Awareness and Monitoring (CLAM)

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 ( .  If you are interested in donating to the scholarship fund or putting the fund into your will, please contact Dana Oleskiewicz (

2021 State Science Day Winners

Winner: Keating Sharp

Grade:  8th grade

School: St. Columban School in Loveland, OH

Teacher: Mr. Benjamin McPherson

Project: What Factors Impact Under Water Visibility in a Pool?


Winner: Laalitya Acharya

Grade: 12th grade

School: William Mason High School in Mason, OH
Teacher: Ms. Karen Young

Project: Nereid: Using a Convolutional Neural Network (CCN) approach, an AI Technique, to Rapidly and Accurately Detect Microbial Contamination That May Cause Water-Borne Diseases.

Keating Sharp

Laalitya Acharya

2021 WMAO Scholarship Winners

Undergraduate Scholarship

Gianna Cantor

University of Cincinnati

Studying: Environmental Engineering

Graduate Scholarship

Tal Shutkin

The Ohio State University

Studying: Geography