The Arizona Floodplain Management Association (AFMA) is please to offer a scholarship for students enrolled in Arizona State University. This scholarship is established for the purpose of promoting the education of water resource professionals in order to help meet the goals of the AFMA. The purpose and objective of AFMA is to provide a means of local representation on a statewide basis regarding policies and activities dealing with floodplain management within the State of Arizona. This includes promoting the common interest in flood hazard mitigation, enhancing cooperation between the various related private, local, state and federal agencies, and encouraging and ensuring new and innovative approaches to managing the state’s floodplains.


  1. Student must major in one of the following areas of study:
  • Civil Engineering (with water resources emphasis),
  • Water Resources including surface water hydrology and hydraulics,
  • Watershed Management,
  • Agricultural Engineering,
  • Geomorphology, or
  • Enrolled in a floodplain management accredited program approved by the AFMA Board of Directors.
  1. Undergraduates must be a minimum 3rd year (junior) student and within 60 credit hours of graduation. Applicant must show a minimum of 6-credit hours in one of the fields of study listed by the end of the two semesters for which the scholarship applies. The 6-hours can either be passed in previous semesters or 3-hours signed up for in the semester for which the scholarship will first apply, and 3-hours in the following semester.
  2. Graduates: Must be enrolled in a master’s program in one of the fields listed above.
  3. The applicant must provide a two page written statement including the following:
  4. Explanation of why the applicant applied for a scholarship from AFMA.
  5. Description of the applicant’s professional goals for the future and how this scholarship will help the applicant achieve those goals.
  6. Demonstration of past or on-going leadership in an area related to water resources, such as serving in a student professional society and/or including a list and description of any student awards received.
  7. Applicant must submit at least two letters of recommendation from the applicant’s professors in the water resources field, student advisor, or from water resources professionals in the community.
  8. Applicant must maintain full-time student status.
  9. Applicant must maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average, and provide a copy of applicant’s university transcripts.
  10. Applicant must be a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US.
  11. Preference will be given to AFMA members and AFMA student members. Applicants are encouraged to visit the AFMA WEB site at for more information about the AFMA.
  12. Preference may be given to students who meet all the above criteria and demonstrate a financial need by incorporating economic circumstances into their written statement. All information submitted in this regard will be treated as confidential.


For more information and/or to apply download this Arizona Floodplain Managers Association application.