Application Window Now Open for 2024 NGWA University Franklin Electric Scholarships

11/03/2024 | Update

Franklin Electric, along with the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) and Oklahoma State University, has announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2024 NGWA University Franklin Electric Scholarship program. These scholarships are awarded each year to five emerging professionals working in the groundwater industry, offering important ongoing education through NGWA University’s comprehensive Drilling Basics Course. This year’s application window runs through September 1, 2024 and winners will be announced at NGWA’s Groundwater Week held December 10 to 12 in Las Vegas.



The Franklin Electric scholarships aim to provide access to foundational groundwater courses, such as Groundwater 101, General Workplace Safety, Drill Rig Safety, Geology and Groundwater, Hydrogeology and Fluid Mechanics, and Rig Types and Well Design. The online training program, powered by Oklahoma State University, is specifically designed to enhance the safety and skills of drilling industry members. It also aims to train the next generation of drillers to address the shortage of professionals in the industry. To apply, professionals should visit the NGWA University Scholarship Application Form.

Franklin Electric's Senior Business Unit Director – Groundwater Distribution, Andrew Schwarze, expressed the company's commitment to those aspiring to advance their careers in the groundwater industry. “Part of our vision as a company is to help nurture and support those who wish to pursue and advance their careers in the groundwater industry,” said Schwarze, “By sponsoring these scholarships, we’re assuring tomorrow’s industry professionals gain skills that help them grow and solve new challenges.

In addition to supporting these scholarships, Franklin Electric has a longstanding commitment to the NGWA. The company is a Platinum Founding Industry Partner of the NGWA University’s Drilling Basics Course and proudly sponsors the NGWA Learning Center. This center provides state-approved training for contractors, on-demand courses, member-exclusive webinars, and more.

To learn more about NGWA University Online Training, visit the training site at


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