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The application due date is June 13 and the corresponding reference letter is due by June 20.

Each year, up to two $1,500 scholarships are awarded and funds are paid directly to the recipient’s college or university. Selection preference is given to those applicants who demonstrate a history of civic or volunteer service, as well as a financial need (i.e. full-time students responsible for their own tuition), in addition to meeting the basic qualifications. 

Official Online Application for 2024-25

Eligible applicants include:

  • Current undergraduates in a four-year Indiana college program that will be juniors or seniors for the fall semester
  • Applicants to a graduate program starting the fall semester, or
  • Current graduate students continuing in the fall semester.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited university or college in the State of Indiana and be a citizen of the United States. Eligible fields of discipline include:

  • Civil or environmental engineering,
  • Planning,
  • Emergency management,
  • Environmental sciences, or
  • other disciplines with a demonstrable link to floodplain and stormwater management.

2023 Scholarship Winner

McKenzie Bennett Environmental and Sustainability Studies/Geography, Urban Planning and Community Development - Indiana University

“In my time at Indiana University, I have recognized water to be a vital tool in the fight against climate change. The way we use our water in our towns and cities can lead us all to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle. It is a great honor to be recognized for the Greg Main Scholarship for 2023, and I hope to continue the work that Mr. Main dedicated his life to: climate change recovery and resilience.”


2022 Scholarship Winners

Matthew Dabertin Dual Masters Degree, Environmental Science and Public Affairs - Indiana University

My time working as an intern for Fort Wayne City Utilities has taught me that effective stormwater management is critical to the sustainability of our communities. This scholarship is extremely helpful in my pursuit of my master’s degrees from IU, which I plan to put to use as a stormwater manager. Greg Main’s dedication to his career is inspirational, and I hope to continue his legacy in protecting Indiana’s watersheds."

Eli Neeley
Civil Engineering - Purdue University Fort Wayne

“It is an honor to represent INAFSM and Greg Main as a recipient of his scholarship. As I continue my academic and professional career, it is important to keep in mind the effects that clean water can have. A mentor of mine, Kumar Menon the Director of Fort Wayne City Utilities Engineering, has said that there have been more advances in health due to clean water than any other treatment. That is something that I will carry on, and plan to keep using throughout my professional career serving others.”


2019 Scholarship Winners

Jacquelyn Miller Civil Engineering - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

"I am honored to receive the Greg Main scholarship. Water is such an essential part of a healthy community which I have seen and worked with through Engineers Without Borders in both Ecuador and Ghana. Greg Main’s dedication to service at INAFSM is inspirational and I hope to continue work that he would believe in. This scholarship will help me continue my education and dedication to Indiana’s water network"


Jonathan Anderson - Civil Engineering - Trine University

""Its organizations like INAFSM that are continually making young students dreams possible to continue their education and works towards their goals. It’s a blessing that I am able to be one of those students and continue the legacy of Greg Main."



2018 Scholarship Winners

Jenna KlinedinstEnvironmental & Ecological Engineering Major - Purdue University

Jenna Klinedinst

"I am so very thankful for the support shown by INAFSM in my dreams of continuing my education so that I can have a positive impact on the sustainability of global companies and communities. I hope to continue Greg Main's legacy by helping the watersheds and communities here in Indiana that have been a large part of my childhood, education, and my interest in supporting watersheds around the world."


Veronika Snyder Meyer - Engineering Major - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Veronike Snyder Meyer

"As an intern working under designers and engineers in Fort Wayne City Utilities Engineering Department I have learned a lot about managing storm water runoff and how important that is for the community. I want to grow in my experience and in my knowledge of this area in order to help developing communities in water resources. I am grateful for this scholarship which is an enormous help in my educational career."