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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, 2023.

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 (

2022 State Science Day Winners

Winner: Caedon Cooper

Grade:  9th grade

School: Carroll High School in Dayton, OH

Teacher: Ms. Laura Wright

Project: The Salinity in Various Bodies of Water and its Negative Effects


Winner: Elanora Smith

Grade: 11th grade

School: Ottawa Hills High School in Ottawa Hills, OH
Teacher: Mr. Jeremy Nixon and Dr. Jason Huntley

Project: The Generation of a Recombinant Protein from Pseudomonas sp. and its Ability to Degrade Mycrocystin Toxin MC-LR

2022 WMAO Scholarship Winners

Undergraduate Winner - Amelia Rankin

The Ohio State University - Earth Sciences and Water, Climate, and Environment


Graduate Winner - Teagan Kleman

University of Cincinnati - Geology and Environmental Analysis and Policy