Tony Ruppert Youth Scholarship

Tony Ruppert was a leader in voicing the position of the wastewater and well water industries and expressing our role in protecting the environment. He was a fierce advocate for MOSTCA and spent many, many hours at the Minnesota State Capitol representing our organization. He was one of the “good ‘ol guys” and he liked a good argument.

Tony ALWAYS had a black briefcase on wheels that he pulled around, stocked with documentation related to legislative bills and research that he could draw on quickly when he was up to bat. You could hear Tony coming from the thump, thump of his rolling briefcase and his signature gait. Tony was instrumental in getting the Program off the ground for onsite wastewater professionals.

To commemorate Tony Ruppert, the MOWA Board set up the Tony Ruppert Youth Scholarship Program. Every year, youth may apply for the scholarship that will be enrolled as a full-time student in post-secondary undergraduate education.
Scholarship Rules 2021:

  1. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in post-secondary undergraduate education during the 2021-22 school year.
  2. Applicants must be no more than 26 years old as of June 1, 2021, and be a MOWA member, or a child, sibling, grandchild, or niece/nephew of a MOWA member.
  3. Students may only win the scholarship once.
  4. Students must complete an application, write an essay (template provided), and provide certification of the relationship to a MOWA member or member’s employee.

2021 Tony Ruppert Scholarship Application Link - Application and Essay due by December 15, 2021
2021 Scholarship Essay Template (Word document)