Alan D. Wurtz, SR/WA Scholarship Fund

 The 2024 Scholarship Applications are now open!


Who is Alan D. Wurtz, SR/WA?

Alan D. Wurtz, SR/WA had a tremendous passion for education. After spending the first 6 years of his professional career as a teacher and coach, Alan started an abstract and real estate company. Alan then transitioned to the right-of-way business as an agent and quickly joined the IRWA. While working in the right-of-way industry, he continued his education and obtained his law degree. Over the course of his nearly 40 years in the industry, Alan served the IRWA from the chapter level through the International Executive Committee, serving as IRWA President from 2001-2002. In his last professional role, Alan served as President of Percheron, LLC – Field Services where his wisdom, discernment, and leadership helped make the company what it is today. Alan’s passion for education, the IRWA, and for helping young professionals to develop their career was evident to everyone who knew him.

Alan D. Wurtz, SR/WA Scholarship Fund Objective:
The Alan D. Wurtz, SR/WA Scholarship Fund seeks to award a $1000 scholarship to an active IRWA Young Professional who exemplifies Alan’s enthusiasm for learning and his passion for the IRWA. The Alan D. Wurtz, SR/WA Scholarship Fund will reimburse the Scholarship Recipient up to $1000 for educational courses and seminars sponsored by the IRWA over a 3-year period.

Percheron, LLC welcomes applicants to apply for the Alan D. Wurtz, SR/WA Scholarship Fund. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be (1) a member in good standing of the IRWA for a minimum of one year, (2) a young professional (age 35 or younger) practicing in the right of way profession (3) committed to enhancing their knowledge of the industry, and (4) willing to honor the legacy of Alan D. Wurtz, SR/WA by furthering the IRWA’s Purpose and Mission.

Applications may be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. between March 1, 2024 and June 1, 2024. The Scholarship Recipient will be notified June 10, 2024 and will be announced at the IRWA’s Annual Conference. The award will begin on July 1, 2024 and may be used for IRWA sponsored courses and seminars through June 30, 2027.

Selection Criteria:
Selection will be based on an essay (up to 500-words) outlining how the Alan D. Wurtz SR/WA Scholarship Fund will enable you to enhance your education and professional development and empower you to contribute to IRWA’s Purpose and Mission. A current resume must also be included.