California Water Service (Cal Water) has established a scholarship program to assist students residing within its service areas who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
To be eligible for this scholarship program:
Non-traditional students who are returning to school or planning to pursue a post-secondary education for the first time are eligible and encouraged to apply.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, participation and leadership in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. Other than verifying and confirming eligibility, no officer or employee of Cal Water plays a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in late May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Cal Water. Payment is made in one installment in August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 5, 2022 11:59 pm PT.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.
Customer service will only be available until 1:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Central Time on April 1, so please plan accordingly. No late applications will be accepted.