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 the 2024-’25 academic year is now closed. The 2025-’26 applications will open in December.

Undergraduate scholarships

Graduate scholarship


For questions about ACWA’s Scholarship Program, please email