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The program is currently closed. Please check back in February 2021 for updated program information.


California Water Service Group
Employee Family Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

California Water Service Group has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the California Water Service Group Employee Family Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 26 and under, of full-time California Water Service Group (or its subsidiaries) employees who have a minimum of one year of employment as of the application deadline.
    *Dependent children are children who qualify for benefits provided by the company.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of executives and above are ineligible.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to four (4) awards will be granted. 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, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Financial need will be considered only in the event there is a tie. When presented with two equally qualified candidates, the award will go to the student with greater need.

Preference will be given to first-generation college students.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of California Water Service Group play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of California Water Service Group. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload a current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades, credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

Additionally, as part of your application, one online recommendation must be submitted on your behalf.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

California Water Service Group has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub.