The Minnesota Ground Water Association Foundation (MGWAF) was formed by the Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA) to assist the MGWA in its mission to educate the general public regarding ground water resources. The MGWAF administers the funds set aside by the MGWA Board for education activities as wells as generating additional funds and exploring funding opportunities.
The MGWAF has provided many scholarships, mostly to university groups for field trips, to assist in the education of future ground water professionals. Funds donated by the MGWA membership have also been used to provide assistance to the University of Minnesota Hydrogeology Field Camp, Children’s Water Festivals, the National Ground Water Education Foundation, the Metro Area Ground Water Alliance, and the Minnesota Water Line.
By far our most visible project is the groundwater exhibit which includes the well that MGWAF funded in the Big Back Yard of the Science Museum of Minnesota. Stop in sometime to see it!
You can give a cash donation via GiveMN.
There are some special prizes available for donations on November 16th.
2018 Student Scholarship
Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply for the MGWA Foundation Gil Gabanski Student Scholarship. There is one ($1,500) scholarship for undergraduate students and one ($1,500) scholarship for graduate students. The application Deadline is January 29, 2018. Questions about the Student Scholarship should be sent to:
Stephanie Souter, Stephanie.Souter@co.washington.mn.us
Here’s an easy way to donate. Just select the following link before you shop at Amazon.com. Then your regular online purchases will generate a small donation toward MGWA Foundation programs.