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."

  • Diego Calderon

    Jeffrey D. Ralston Memorial Scholarship

    “I am absolutely honored to have been selected as a recipient of the 2024 Jeffrey D. Ralston Memorial Scholarship. It is a true privilege to have my Ph.D. studies supported, and to have my professional achievements recognized by the Board of Directors and the companies they represent. I feel this award validates the countless hours and great efforts I have made in pursuit of my terminal degree. As a Ph.D. candidate, I am currently immersed, once again, in an enriching revitalization of knowledge and skills at the University of Texas at Arlington, where I am conducting influential research on pipe lining materials and asset monitoring technologies for underground infrastructure under the esteemed guidance of Dr. Mohammad (Mo) Najafi. I extend my gratitude to NASSCO for this motivational honor, which affirms my zeal to continue contributing to the underground infrastructure industry in the U.S. and abroad. I am also deeply grateful to everyone for the support and appreciation given to me during my career, as all that is encapsulated in this award. Thank you!"

  • Tyler Kleinsasser

    Jeffrey D. Ralston Memorial Scholarship

    "Thank you! I am deeply honored and profoundly grateful for your support. Receiving this scholarship fuels my ambition and validates the hard work I have invested in my education. Your generous support will significantly reduce my financial burden, allowing me to focus more intently on achieving academic excellence and maintaining a 4.0 GPA. It will also empower me to engage more fully in extracurricular and volunteer activities, enriching my college experience and expanding my professional network. This award will not only support my current educational endeavors but will also propel me toward my goal of establishing a career in engineering and construction, laying the foundation for my aspiration to start my own business. Thank you again for your invaluable support and belief in my potential."

  • 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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