TOPSFIELD, Mass. — The International Desalination Association (IDA) has extended the deadline for applications for the 2013 Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship. The new deadline is June 30, 2013, according to a press release.

Through this program, IDA awards scholarship grants of up to $10,000 per calendar year to one or more graduate students who have been accepted into a program of doctoral studies and who intend to pursue a desalination and water reuse related research thesis.

The objective of the program is to encourage engineers and scientists to further their education in subjects related to desalination and water reuse, noted the release.

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited university and must be from the top 10 percent of their class in science or engineering.

The applicant must prove admission to a graduate program of doctoral studies in desalination or water reuse and must exhibit leadership and achievement potential. All applicants must be IDA members.

The applications will be considered on the basis of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, references from university staff and one or more IDA members, along with the individual’s motivation statement for a planned career in desalination or water reuse technologies, stated the release.

IDA will announce the recipient(s) during the summer. The announcement is usually made within 60 days of the application deadline.

Read the entire press release here.