The Student Activities Committee (SAC) is a joint committee under VA AWWA and VWEA and welcomes members of all disciplines and tenure in the water fields (engineers, scientists, operators, faculty, students, etc.).


Enhance students’ knowledge of the water environment and encourage student membership and participation in Association Activities


  • Promote education, training, and technology exchange programs related to water fields
  • Provide leadership and learning opportunities by promoting participation in VA AWWA and VWEA events and other communities activities


Did you know that college students are eligible for FREE memberships? 

Current undergraduates or graduates at a Virginia college/university are eligible for FREE membership in both organizations, VA AWWA and/or VWEA.

  • VA AWWA   To obtain your free VA AWWA membership, complete this application, and email it to Geneva Hudgins at   
  • VWEA   To obtain your free membership with WEF/VWEA, visit WEF's website here and use coupon code RVQWKK at checkout to cover the cost of your membership. 

If you have questions, contact:



Need money for school?  Apply for a scholarship!
There are many scholarships available for college students and water operators.  
  • VA AWWA Scholarship page
    • OneAWWA Operator Scholarship
    • Ray A. Jackson Undergraduate Scholarship
    • VA AWWA Graduate Scholarship
  • VWEA Scholarship page
    • Undergraduate Student Scholarship
    • Rising Freshman Scholarship
    • Sonny Roden Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship
    • Operators Scholarship
    • Member Dependent Scholarship
  • AWWA Scholarship page
    • Over 17 scholarship available through AWWA
Student Chapters
VA AWWA and VWEA have student chapters at universities throughout Virginia. If you are interested in starting a student chapter at your college or university, please contact the SAC Chair. They would love to meet with you to discuss all the benefits!
Committee Contacts
Shirley Smith | Chair
Hazen and Sawyer
Mark Titcomb | Vice-Chair
Newport News Waterworks
Committee Meeting Schedule
Committee Meetings are conducted via conference calls at the following dates|times
March 6, 2020 | 12:00 pm
April 3, 2020 | 12:00 pm
May 1, 2020 | 12:00 pm
June 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm
July 3, 2020 | 12:00 pm
August 7, 2020 | 12:00 pm
Upcoming Committee Events