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Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship


Deadline for submission is January 31, 2019


The objective of the Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship is to encourage engineers and scientists to further their education in subjects related to desalination and water re-use. The Scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who have been accepted into a graduate program of doctoral studies and who intend to pursue a desalination and water reuse related research thesis.

Monetary Award

The total maximum grant per student is up to $10,000 USD. The award is paid in two equal installments: the first upon notification that the recipient has won, and the second after IDA has received a mid-term progress report from the student’s academic advisor. The individual selected for scholarship must have other sources of funds to supplement this grant that will allow the student to complete graduate degree requirements.


Applicants must have graduated from an accredited university and must be from the top 10% of their class in science or engineering. The applicant must prove full-time admission to a graduate program of doctoral studies in desalination or water re-use and must exhibit leadership and achievement potential. Applicants must be an IDA member.

Basis of Award Application

Applications are considered on the basis of their undergraduate and graduate transcripts, university staff and IDA member references along with the individual’s motivation statement for a planned career in desalination or water re-use technologies.

More Information

IDA plans to open its next Scholarship award to applicants soon.  Please check back for any updates on this Scholarship program.

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