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

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

Memorial Scholarship Donations

ACWA members may make a gift to the ACWA Scholarship Fund in honor or in memory of a colleague or fellow member who has been instrumental to the enhancement, protection or development of water resources in California.

When making a memorial donation, members may submit a brief tribute statement and photograph to be displayed on ACWA’s Memorial Scholarship Donations webpage.

Your donations are greatly appreciated and will make an impact on the future of water leadership.

For questions about ACWA’s Scholarship Program, or to arrange for a memorial scholarship donation, please contact ACWA Outreach and Social Media Specialist Marie Meade.