To be eligible for the Southeast Desalting Association Scholarship, applicants must: be an upper-level undergraduate (over 65 credit hours) or graduate student enrolled in an accredited institution located within SEDA’s region (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky) and currently majoring in an area related to the drinking water or wastewater industries; and have a 2.5 GPA. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible.
The scholarship provides reimbursement of tuition, books, and fees through the College/University Financial Aid Department and is generally disbursed to the school in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded. Students may be considered eligible if they apply, the award criteria are met, and the scoring of the student(s) overall application merits the award of a scholarship. The evaluation will be made on the basis of academic performance, work experience, community and civic activities, honors, career goals, letters of recommendation, and evidence of leadership, motivation, character, and self-reliance.