Water Scholar Program opportunity for Inland Empire/San Gabriel Valley high school seniors

By on January 20, 2018
Water Conservation District Seeks Applicants for Scholarships

High school seniors planning to attend a two or four-year college or university in the upcoming school year are invited to apply for the Water Scholar Program scholarships through the Water Education/ Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC). WEWAC is will be funding four scholarships of up to $1,500 to students who apply by the Thursday, Jan. 25 deadline and meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • Current GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Planning to attend a two or four-year college in the following school year
  • Must submit complete application, including essay by deadline
  • Must be a member of a high school senior class within the WEWAC member agencies service area, as follows –
    • Reside in the city of Chino, Chino Hills, Glendora, La Verne, Pomona or Upland OR
    • Reside in the communities served by Chino Basin Water Conservation District, Cucamonga Valley Water District, Fontana Water Company, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Monte Vista Water District, Chino Basin Water Conservation District, Cucamonga Valley Water District, Fontana Water Company, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Monte Vista Water District, Ontario Municipal Utilities Company, Rowland Water District, Three Valleys Municipal Water District, Valley County Water District or Walnut Valley Water District.

The required essay for the scholarship application must address the following prompt: “Where does our water supply come from?”

Essays must meet the following format requirements:

  • Length: 1,000-1,500 words
  • Text: Typed/word-processed, Times New Roman font, 12-point size, double-spaced lines
  • Page: White paper, 1″ margins on all four sides, numbered pages
  • Title: Provide an original title for your essay (i.e., do not use the prompt as your title)
  • Header: Provide a header that includes your full name, date, and scholarship name

The Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC) established the “WEWAC Water Scholar Program” in 2014 in order to promote water awareness through education programs. The WEWAC Scholarship Opportunity is one such program. Other programs include EduBucks which provides financial support to teachers seeking to do creative classroom projects that increase students’ awareness of the importance of water in southern California and the Media Contest which seeks innovative water media campaigns developed by junior high and high school students. For more information on these programs go to: https://www.ccsdesigns.com/_builder/2/live/wewac/#Home.