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 Group Description Amounts Deadline
Kirt Brooks Memorial Water Environment Scholarship CWEA Scholarships are given in 5 different student categories. For students at trade tech, community college, state college or graduate school studying water topics. $1,000-$5,000 per. In 2016 awarded $20,000. January 15
Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship WEF Scholarship for a post-baccalaureate (graduate) student in water environment field. Funds are for education expenses such as room and board, tuition and books. $25,000 per January 15
Environmental Engineers for the Future E2F For students who are accepted in a water related Graduate Degree program at an approved university. $10,000 per. $1.1 million given over 10 years. December
CASA Education Foundation CASA 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. $4,000-$5,000 per April
Undergraduate Scholarship Program CA-NV AWWA For undergrad students interested in a career in a drinking water related field. Four $2500 March 1
Graduate Scholarship Program CA-NV AWWA For graduate school students interested in a career in a drinking water related field. Two $5000 March 1
Fellowship Program NWRI 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. $2,000-$15,000 March 1
Clair A. Hill Scholarship ACWA For qualified colleges or universities full-time students in a water resources-related field of stud $5,000 February 1