California Water Scholarships
If you’re a college student or considering a career path in the water profession – we encourage you to work for water and join us! Several California water associations offer college scholarships to help you get on your way to achieving that California water career.
Scholarships are available for trade tech, college and graduate level programs. Please be sure to read the application instructions and deadline requirements carefully as they frequently change. Good luck!
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Already employed as a California water professional? Please consider donating to help support a deserving California students interested in pursuing a water career. Visit CWEA’s scholarship donation page or one of the websites below for information on those programs.
Scholarship and web link
Kirt Brooks Memorial Water Environment Scholarship
Scholarships are given in 5 different student categories. For students at trade tech, community college, state college or graduate school studying water topics.
In 2018 awarded $11,500.
Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship
Scholarship for a post-baccalaureate (graduate) student in water environment field. Funds are for education expenses such as room and board, tuition and books.
Environmental Engineers for the Future
For students who are accepted in a water related Graduate Degree program at an approved university.
$1.1 million given over 10 years.
CASA Education Foundation
Awards scholarships to promising students on a path to serving the clean water community. For students at trade tech, community college, state college or graduate school.
Undergraduate Scholarship Program
For undergrad students interested in a career in a drinking water related field.
Graduate Scholarship Program
For graduate school students interested in a career in a drinking water related field.
NWRI awards funding to graduate students in the U.S. conducting research related to water resources and treatment. Please note students must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program at a U.S. university.
Clair A. Hill Scholarship
For qualified colleges or universities full-time students in a water resources-related field of study