ACWA began its scholarship programs in 1961 to motivate committed students to join the effort to ensure California’s water quality through sound management policies. The scholarship program is all about investing in future water leaders. Our hope is to cultivate a bright future for students who are dedicated to working for a safe, stable water supply for all Californians.

Scholarship Opportunities

ACWA offers scholarship programs for graduate and undergraduate students. The scholarship cycle for 2023-’24 will open in early December. The Water Education Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Water Leaders Fellowship

Undergraduate scholarships

Graduate scholarship


For questions about ACWA’s Scholarship Program, please call (916) 441-4545 or email