Welcome to the RMWQAA Website! 

The RMWQAA offers a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing an education and career in the Water Quality field. Please review the application and submit your reasoning for why you should be selected to receive this educational assistance. Any questions can be answered by Lindie Aragon or Zach Dahlgren at laragon@cityofwestminster.us and zach.dahlgren@greelygov.com respectively.

 

To Access the 2017/18 RMWQAA Scholarship Application click below:

 

scholarship app.doc

 

Meet the 2017 RMWQAA Scholarship Winner

 

Hello, my name is Bram Kuban. I am a student of the Water Quality Management program at Red Rocks Community College looking forward to earning my AAS degree, and have my class B license in water treatment with the State of Colorado. I have lived in Colorado since 1984, having originally been from Montrose on the beautiful Western Slope, where I very much enjoyed driving the jeep trails, hiking in the mountains and fishing at Blue Mesa Reservoir.

 

In 1999, I moved over the Divide to the big city looking for work and opportunities, and started working right away in construction. Currently, I live in Federal Heights with my wife of 15 years, Elizabeth, and our two crazy dogs.

 

After doing construction work in Denver’s booming housing market for over 10 years, I was faced with the challenge of changing careers when the company I worked for suddenly went out of business during the housing market recession. It could not have come at a worse time for us as Elizabeth was facing some serious health issues in 2010. A friend in the family who worked in the water distribution field urged me to look into the water and wastewater classes offered through RRCC. Like many people, I had never really given much thought to the huge infrastructure that supplies clean drinking water and treats waste water, or how much work is involved in operating and maintaining these facilities. However, I am deeply grateful for that bit of advice, for all the support I have received from my wife while working full-time and going to school at night, and for this scholarship from the Rocky Mountain Water Quality Analysts Association. It has helped me in achieving my degree and in opening new doors of opportunity for the future. 

 
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