Onja Davidson Raoelison, a Ph.D. student advised by civil and environmental engineering assistant professor Sanjay Mohanty, received the 2023 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Woodard & Curran Scholarship last June 13th. The scholarships were awarded during the Annual ACE23 AWWA Water Industry Luncheon and Student Scholarship Award Presentation in Toronto, Canada. 

Established in 2017, the $5,000 scholarship aims to provide support for students from underrepresented backgrounds who are pursuing graduate degrees. The scholarships help the graduate students to focus on innovative solutions for water and environmental issues. 

According to one of the members of the Scholarship Selection Committee, “We are impressed with Onja’s dedication to the environmental engineering profession, her excellent publication record, and research relevant to California’s concerns about the impact of wildfires on water quality and green infrastructure initiatives. She is a strong leader with a clear path for her future that will inspire others from underrepresented groups in the industry.”

Congratulations, Onja! 


Link to the feature article on Raoelison on the Woodard & Curran website: https://www.woodardcurran.com/2023-awwa-woodard-curran-scholarship-recipient/