Kate Biedron Memorial Scholarship

One $3,000 award, which includes a one-year Student membership to NEWEA, will be made available to qualifying Undergraduate applicants enrolled in a public, Massachusetts-based university with an Engineering Program, specifically UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, UMass Lowell, Mass Maritime Academy and Fitchburg State University. The applicant must be enrolled on a full-time basis in an approved program leading to a bachelor’s degree in the field of civil/environmental engineering.

The purpose of this award is to promote interest and advancement of students entering or enrolled in a Massachusetts based public university in the fields of environmental and/or civil engineering.

The award is based on understanding of the essay, written communication skills, demonstrated interest and participation in activities pertaining to environmental protection, extracurricular activities, and academic performance.

NEWEA must receive the entire Scholarship Application Packet, including all supporting materials, NO LATER THAN 3:00 pm, Friday, December 3, 2021.


  • Before You Begin: Please make sure you have the following documents in electronic format ready for uploading with the application:

    • Proof of enrollment in an eligible program and current GPA. An official letter from program director including the name of program and current GPA or copy of a current transcript which includes the current GPA are the only means considered acceptable.
    • Completed essay (not exceeding 500 words)
    This application form must be filled out at one time. You CANNOT save or retrieve this application after you submit. Applicants are advised to review the guidelines and sample application form prior to submission.
  • Application Form

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
  • MM/YYYY-MM/YYYY
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

    Describe your extra-curricular college activities, positions held, honors, and awards received.

  • SUBMIT REQUIRED FORMS:
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Submit proof of enrollment in an eligible program and current GPA. An official letter from the program director including the name of program and current GPA or a copy of a current transcript which includes the current GPA are the only means considered acceptable.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.

    “NEWEA’s mission is to promote education and collaboration while advancing knowledge, innovation, and sound public policy for the protection of the water environment and our quality of life. How would your education and/or degree support NEWEA's mission?”

    The essay will be judged on how well it addresses the theme, how clearly it communicates the theme, and its spelling and grammar. Document should be double spaced.

  • CERTIFICATION:

    By submitting this application, you certify that you are the applicant named above, that you have made or read the contents hereof, and to the best of your knowledge and belief, that the foregoing statements are true and are made in good faith. By submitting this application, you authorize NEWEA to confirm any information in this application and authorize NEWEA to use, distribute and publish your name, likeness, essay, and information contained in this application.

  • If you have any questions, please contact Meg Tabacsko , Kate Biedron Memorial Fund Task Force Lead or the NEWEA Office