The New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) is looking for the next generation of leaders in the clean water industry.

The Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water (InFLOW) scholarship program aims to enhance the diversity and inclusion in the water work force.

InFLOW, which is organized through NEWEA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion(DE&I) Committee, helps to identify promising students and young professionals from underrepresented groups who are interested in careers in the water industry. This initiative continues to identify and introduce students and young professionals to careers in the water industry.

This scholarship opportunity engages scholars and participating community based organizations to:

  • Solidify their interest in and awareness of opportunities for work in the water sector.
  • Increase probability for employment and long term success working in water

There are two potential paths that either current students or young professionals can apply for:

Interested? Click the button below to apply.




A university undergraduate or graduate student from a historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups who is pursuing an education and/or career in one of the following disciplines: Engineering (all), Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, STEM/Charter Academies, Public Health.


A student attending any Vocational Schools, Certificate Programs, Trade School or adult education classes related to science/technology, or an employed profession looking to engage in a career change involving: Communication, Facilities Management, Operations, Engineering Business Development, Operators, Laboratory, Adult Education, Mechanical (automotive).



All participants will receive the following benefits when enrolling in this yearlong program.

  • Mentorship
    • A Water Industry professional will be assigned to guide the participant through the program.
  • Membership
    • Complimentary NEWEA/WEF Student membership for 1 year.
  • Conference Attendance
    • Free Admission to the 2025 NEWEA Annual Conference held January 26-29, 2025 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Committee Involvement
    • Participants will have the opportunity to network with the many water industry disciplines committees under NEWEA and participate in committee activities.


NEWEA is looking for current water industry professionals, companies, and facilities to support this program.

Become a Mentor

Volunteer as a water industry mentor to guide an InFLOW participant through the program.


Sponsor and Donate

Provide financial assistance to support the success of this program and the development of a new water professional.