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California Water Service Group
Employee Family Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: May 20, 2024 3:00 pm CT

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.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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.

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 and are in good standing with the company.
    *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 $4,000 award. Up to six (6) 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.

Applicants will be notified in July. 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 mid-August.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record.
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities.
  • Work experience.
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives.
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances.
  • An online recommendation.

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.

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.

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 a copy of your test score report(s) 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 May 23, 2024 3:00 pm CT.

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.

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