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.

The 2019-’20 ACWA Scholarship application cycle is now open. To view and apply for one of ACWA’s four scholarships, please register at

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, ACWA offers the following scholarship programs for graduate and undergraduate students:

Undergraduate scholarships

Graduate scholarship

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