Scholarship - Roy W. Likins
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About the Roy W. Likins Scholarship

Roy Likins was a life-long member of AWWA. He served as president of Palm Coast Utility Corporation for six years and served the utility in various capacities for 16 years. He was a leader in the water industry, serving as chair of the FW&PCOA Region IX and on various state committees with the primary focus on education and training. In 1972, he hosted the Florida Water Resources Conference and later served as secretary / treasurer and chair of the Florida Section. In 1982, he received the prestigious AWWA George Warren Fuller award. Roy was also a strong and active member of his community, serving in the Jaycees, Flagler County Shrine Club, as a member and chair of the School Board, and as treasurer and Chair of the United Way.

After his untimely death in 1991 at the age of 53, the Florida Section honored his service and his memory by naming its scholarship program the Roy W. Likins Scholarship.

Roy W. Likins Scholarship Fund

2020 Scholarship Application is NOW CLOSED! 


Scholarships valued up to $5,000 will be awarded in both undergraduate and graduate categories by the Florida Section American Water Works Association.  The scholarship will provide reimbursement of tuition, books, and fees through the College/University Financial Aid Department 


  • Must be a student enrolled (not online) in a Florida university and living in Florida
  • Must be a full-time student or part-time student enrolled and completing a minimum of 6 credits
  • Must be a student within 60 credits of graduation with a bachelor’s degree.
    Note: Seniors who are pursuing a graduate degree may apply and use the scholarship for their graduate studies, but must provide proof of acceptance to their graduate degree program
  • Maintain good standing in academic status with a GPA of 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 system
  • Must be pursuing a career in the water/wastewater field with a plan to remain in Florida to pursue their career
  • Or enrolled in one of the CIP educational codes listed below and have indicated an interest in pursuing a career in the water/wastewater field
  1. 3.01 - Natural Resources
  2. 3.02 - Natural Resources Management
  3. 3.06 - Wildlife, Fish and Wild lands
  4. 4.0301 - Urban Planning
  5. 14.0101 - Engineering, General
  6. 14.0301 - Agricultural Engineering
  7. 14.07 - Chemical Engineering
  8. 14.08 - Civil Engineering
  9. 14.1301 - Environmental Engineering
  10. 14.1401 - Environmental Health Engineering
  11. 14.1901 - Mechanical Engineering
  12. 15.00 - Engineering Technology
  13. 22.0207 - Energy, Environment, and Natural Resource Law
  14. 26.0101 - Biology
  15. 30.0101- Biological and Physical Sciences
  16. 44.0401 - Public Administration

Added Value

  • All applicants receive 1-year free student American Water Works Association (AWWA) membership

Key benefits of Student Membership:

  • Jump-Start Your Career
  • Gain Experience
  • Stay Informed

Selection Process

  • Evaluation will be made on the basis of academic performance, work experience, community and civic activities, honor, career goals, letters of recommendation, and evidence of leadership, motivation, character, and self-reliance.

  • At the option of the Scholarship Committee, the top candidates may be telephone interviewed by a member of the scholarship committee.

  • Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Florida Section American Water Works Association.

  • Final Selection: Committee will make final selection of scholarship awardees by August 1st yearly.

Past Roy W. Likins Scholarship Recipients - click here


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