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Roy W. Likins Scholarship

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 9 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.

Each year, the Likins Scholarship Committee awards a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $25,000 in scholarships. The scholarships are distributed in $2,500 or more increments to deserving Florida students, either in undergraduate or graduate school.

Members of the 2014 Scholarship Committee are:

  • Marjorie Craig, Chair
  • Bill Young, Past Chair
  • Robert Claudy
  • Judy Grim
  • Steve Soltau
  • Charlie Voss

The Likins Scholarship Fund is maintained by the FSAWWA Treasurer in an account separate from the General Fund. The fund is managed by the Likins Scholarship Fund Board. Board members for the year 2014 are:

  • Marjorie Craig, Chair, Scholarship Committee
  • Grace Johns, Section Treasurer
  • Jeff Nash, Association Director
  • Richard Anderson, Chair, FSAWWA Finance Committee

For more information contact:

Marjorie Craig, PE
c/o Peggy Guingona
1300 9th Street, Bldg. B
St. Cloud. FL 34769

Application Instructions


The Florida Section American Water Works Association will annually award up to $2,500 scholarships or more per student to eligible students pursuing a degree relating to the drinking water industry. The scholarship will provide reimbursement of tuition, books, and fees through the College/University Financial Aid Department over the upcoming two (2) year period. Scholarships will be awarded in both undergraduate and graduate categories.


  • Applicant must be an upper level undergraduate (over 65 credit hours) or graduate student enrolled in an accredited Florida Institution and currently majoring in an area related to the drinking water industry.

  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average based on a 4.0 system.

  • Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible.

Application Process is now closed!

  • Complete the attached application form -  Word Version     PDF Version
  • Enclose official college transcript(s) for undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Enclose two letters of recommendation.
  • Enclose a brief letter describing your interest in the FSAWWA scholarship.

Mail the above documents to:

Marjorie Craig, PE
Polk County Board of County Commissioners
1011 Jim Keene Boulevard
Winter Haven, FL 33880

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 five 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.

 Roy W. Likins Scholarship Recipients



2014Andrew JohnsonFlorida Gulf Coast University
2014Paul BiscardiUniversity of Central Florida
2014Yue HuUniversity of Florida
2014Tracy FanaraUniversity of Florida
2014Colleen BaublitzUniversity of Florida
2014 Eric Antmann University of Miami
2014Raul VelardeUniversity of Miami
2014Laurel SmithUniversity of South Florida
2013 Andrew Cone University of Florida
2013 Joseph Goodall University of Florida
2013 Lauren Shuler University of Florida
2013 Hugo R. Sindelar University of Florida
2013 David T. Yonge University of Central Florida
2012 Amy Borello University of Florida
2012 Andrea Cumming University of Central Florida
2012 Heather Elsner University of Florida
2012 Katherine Graf University of Florida
2012 Pedro Palomino University of Florida
2012 Laura Vogel University of Miami
2011 Gabriel Maul University of Florida
2011 Miguel Morales University of Florida
2011 Christine Zarrilli Florida Atlantic University
2010 Dustin Tyler Woods University of Central Florida
2010 Stephanie Kino Ishii University of Florida
2010 Janice C. Bennett University of Florida
2009 Christina O. Castineiras University of Miami 
2009 Vito Trupiano University of Central Florida
2009 Aaron Woods  University of Florida 
2008 Christine Akly University of Florida
2008 Jennifer Apell University of Florida
2008 Karen Kajder University of Miami
2007 Russell Ferlita University of South Florida
2007 Erik Sibila University of Miami
2006 Julie Armstrong University of Miami
2006 William Kostedt University of Florida
2006 Erica Stone University of Central Florida
2005 Jamie Fraser Florida Atlantic Unversity
2005 Kevin Lee University of Florida
2005 David MacNevin University of Central Florida
2005 Rebecca McLarty University of Florida
2004 Jorge Arevalo University of Central Florida
2004 Mary Durbin University of Miami
2004 Veronica Kent University of Central Florida
2004 Ameena Khan University of Florida
2003 Morgana Bach University of Florida
2003 Drew Coleman University of Florida
2003 Jie Gao University of South Florida
2003 Anand Mody University of South Florida
Jennifer Cannon
University of Central Florida
Gerardo Castaneda
University of Florida
Shannon Roberts
University of South Florida
Steve Soltau
University of Phoenix
Erik Howard
University of Florida
Piotr Michalouski
Florida State University
Joseph A. Cimino
University of South Florida
Rebecca J. Hecht
University of South Florida
Rena J. Upshaw
University of Central Florida
Sheila Gray
University of South Florida
Mickal Witwer
Gregorio B. Chavarria
Colin Hobs
William A. Lovins, III
Brian Rolingson
Wells Wei-Shih Wu
Marjorie Guillory
Bill Young
Debra Seligman
Maurico Zepeda
Amy Dunkelberger
Steve Duranceau