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2018 Water/Wastewater Conference Owner Scholarship


 Instructions & Guidelines


​Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Water/Wastewater Conference Owner Scholarship. The goal of the Owner Scholarship Fund is to advance the awareness, understanding and use of design-build among as many owners/government agencies as possible. Therefore, please take note of the following prior to submitting your application: 

Owner Scholarship Guidelines & Eligibility

DBIA cannot guarantee that all requests will be awarded. For individuals receiving scholarships, please note the following: 

  • The travel stipend for transportation will be based on the reasonable transportation cost to the host conference city as determined by DBIA.
  • Amounts awarded may vary based on the number of applications received and fund availability.
  • Applicants who have already paid registration fees will not be refunded. 
  • Applicants need not be members of DBIA to qualify. 
  • Applicants will be notified by January 22, 2018.

 Description of Funds:

  • Owner Education Fund:  Covers complimentary registration to the 2018 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference.
  • Owner Travel Fund:  Used to offset all or a portion of an individual's travel costs. Recipients may apply to have coach airfare and lodging for up to three nights covered.

Deadline: January 8, 2018

Submission: Please complete the below application and hit "Save". You will then be redirected to a Thank You page acknowledging that your application was received. If you do not receive this confirmation please contact DBIA's Meetings Coordinator.

Questions: If you have questions regarding the Owner Scholarship, please email DBIA's Meetings Coordinator​.




Applicant Company *

Applicant Name *

First, Last, Credentials

Applicant Job Title *

Address *

City, State, Zip *

Phone Number *

Email *

I am applying for: (check maximum of two) *

Please complete the following sentence: "If selected for a scholarship, I hope to leave the conference with a deeper understanding of design-build as it relates to:" *

Are you or your organization a member of the following? *

Have you received a DBIA Scholarship in the past? *

If "yes", what event?

How would you rank your personal experience level with design-build project delivery? *

How would you rank your agency's experience level with design-build project delivery? *

Please describe the greatest challenge your organization has faced in developing a successful capital project delivery program. *

What project delivery method(s) has your agency used over the last three years?


Based on the selections above, what factors most influence your project delivery decisions? (e.g. fixed cost, lifecycle cost, schedule, desire for design excellence, etc.)? *

What is your agency's capital construction budget for 2018? *


What percentage, if any, of the capital construction program is estimated to utilize design-build? *

What additional resources could DBIA provide to assist you in being more effective in planning and executing design-build projects: *

Terms *

If selected as a scholarship recipient, you agree to: (a) Participate in the scheduled Owners' Forum on Monday, March 19, 2018; and (b) Submit a written testimonial relative to your experience at the event within three days following the event. DBIA, at its discretion, may use such testimonial to promote future owner involvement. Furthermore, I understand that DBIA may contact me from time to time for input on ways the organization can best support owners and that my contact information will be shared with my local Region/Chapter for future engagement.