Scholarship Programs

NASSCO believes that the future of our nation’s underground infrastructure is reliant upon the assurance that young professionals see involvement in trenchless technologies as a viable and exciting career choice. To encourage and develop the next generation of underground industry professionals, NASSCO offers a variety of scholarships.

Available to municipal or public agency employees - Free registration for a PACP® | LACP® | MACP® or an ITCP® Class. Expand to learn more and apply!


To qualify, you must be active in the industry and employed by a municipality or public utility.  Applicants will be evaluated on work experience in the underground infrastructure industry, level of need and potential for contribution to further NASSCO’s mission to set standards for the evaluation and rehabilitation of underground utilities.

Due Date:  Scholarships are awarded throughout the year.


  • PACP | LACP | MACP class  – $1,075 value
  • ITCP Class (CIPP or Manhole Rehab) – $1,195 value

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Available to new or developing professionals who are sponsored by a NASSCO member. Expand to learn more and apply!

Eligibility:  Applicant must be a currently enrolled college student who is a relative or dependent of an active member of NASSCO or has worked actively in the industry and is sponsored by an active member of NASSCO. The applicant must have earned a 3.0 GPA and be seeking a career in the underground infrastructure industry. The applicant will also need a letter of recommendation. 

Applicants will be evaluated on the qualities of ethics, leadership, scholarship and any working experience in the sewer service industry and career aspirations.

Due Date:  March 1st 

Value:  $2,000 or more is to be awarded according to merit.

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The David Magill Memorial Scholarship is named after a dedicated and longtime NASSCO member, David Magill and is available to students currently enrolled at VA Tech. Expand to learn more!

David Magill attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), and the scholarship, which is awarded by Virginia Tech’s Graduate Student Program, will support Virginia Tech students who plan to enter the industry.

Eligibility:  The scholarship is awarded to a student who is currently enrolled in the Water and Wastewater Group at VirginiaTech who is focused on Trenchless Technology. 

The recipient is chosen each year by the University.  Contact Emily Hutchins for more information.

Value:  $5,000

Thank You to Our Scholarship Sponsors!

The scholarships offered would not be possible without the support of our NASSCO members and the shared belief that supporting and furthering one’s education is extremely valuable for our industry.


Recent Scholarship Recipients

One way we support our mission is by giving back to the industry through scholarships for higher learning and NASSCO’s PACP and ITCP training programs. Congratulations to the individuals who were recently awarded one of NASSCO’s scholarships.

Check Them Out

  • Abdul Azimi

    Jack Doheny Memorial Training Scholarship

    "It's an honor to be selected as a recipient of the Jack Doheny Training Scholarship for ITCP™ in CIPP technology. I deeply appreciate the acknowledgment from NASSCO's Board of Directors and the entire team. This scholarship not only provides a valuable opportunity for my personal development but also underscores my commitment to advancing industry standards. As a water/wastewater project manager, I'm deeply involved in CIPP projects and eagerly looking forward to enhancing my expertise to ensure quality assurance for these endeavors."

  • Karthikeyan Loganathan

    Jeffrey D. Ralston Memorial Scholarship

    “I would like to sincerely thank you so much for awarding me the NASSCO Jeffrey D. Ralston Scholarship. I was excited to know that I have been selected for the scholarship and would like to thank the NASSCO Board and Technical Advisory Council for their selection. As a recipient of this scholarship and a Ph.D. student focusing on structural health monitoring and condition rating of underground pipeline systems, I believe I would commit myself to achieve NASSCO’s mission to set standards for the assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure through my ongoing education. I should thank you again for your generous investment in students like myself and in our education.”

  • Amin Darabnoush Tehrani

    Jeffrey D. Ralston Memorial Scholarship

    “I would like to express my utmost gratitude and appreciation to NASSCO for supporting and motivating young engineering students such as myself. This is a great honor to be selected by the NASSCO Board and Technical Advisory Council for NASSCO’s 2020 Jeffrey D. Ralston Memorial Scholarship. As one of this year’s recipients, I am grateful for the opportunities this award will provide me. I will be committed to NASSCO’s mission to set standards for the assessment, maintenance and renewal of underground infrastructure through my ongoing education. I am currently pursuing my doctoral degree in Civil Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Mo Najafi at the University of Texas at Arlington. Our research focuses on gravity pipe renewal methods through laboratory testing and finite element analysis, which the outcome will highly be beneficial to NASSCO and all related industries. Receiving this scholarship will help reduce my financial burdens as I continue to pursue my education. Once again, I would like to thank NASSCO for investing and supporting the students.”

  • Anmol Vishwakarma

    David Magill Memorial Scholarship

    "I am an international Ph.D. student in the Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program at Virginia Tech. I came from India to learn the state-of-the-art research being conducted in the US on wastewater infrastructure systems engineering. As a Ph.D. student dedicated to advancing wastewater infrastructure, I have focused my research on the development of intelligent sewershed infrastructure. This scholarship holds immense significance for me, as it not only recognizes my academic pursuits but also aligns perfectly with my passion for contributing to the evolution of wastewater systems. Engaging in Ph.D. studies often comes with its unique set of challenges, from balancing research commitments to addressing financial constraints. Your generous support through this scholarship not only alleviates the financial burdens associated with pursuing a Ph.D. but also serves as a powerful affirmation of the importance of my work in intelligent sewershed infrastructure. I would like to thank you again for your generosity and support. This encouragement motivates me to continue pushing the boundaries of knowledge in my field."

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