Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship

Each year through the Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship Program, ACWA awards one $7,000 scholarship to a qualified graduate student to be applied to tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year.

Scholarship Guidelines

Please review the following Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship guidelines thoroughly before completing a scholarship application. Applicants who do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements will not be considered. Applications that are incomplete or received after the postmark deadline also will not be considered.

Applications must be postmarked on or before Feb. 1 of each year.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be attending an accredited, public or private U.S. college at the start of the 2018-’19 academic year;
  • Applicants must be pursuing an graduate degree (Master’s, PhD, or Law School) in water law and policy or public administration with a demonstrated concentration in the field of water resources;
  • Applicants must commit to full-time enrollment (8 semester units or 10 2/3 quarter units) for the entire 2018-’19 academic year;
  • Applicants must submit at least three current letters of recommendation, with at least one of the letters originating from a college professor or employer; and
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college they have attended; sealed transcripts are not required but photocopied transcripts and printed class schedules will not be accepted.

Selection Criteria

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on:

  • Scholastic achievement;
  • Demonstrated motivation to the vocation of water resources-related management;
  • The quality of the student’s essay; and
  • Commitment to full-time enrollment for the entire 2018-’19 academic year.

Purpose and Disbursement

Scholarship funds are not disbursed to the student directly. Funds are disbursed to the appropriate Financial Aid Office in a lump sum of $7,000 and must be applied to the student’s account for tuition and fees. Scholarship funds should not be transferred directly to the student or be used for any other purpose.

If a scholarship recipient fails to meet the terms of this scholarship in any way, the award may be rescinded.

Application Materials

The Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship cycle for the 2017-’18 academic year is complete. Application materials for the next scholarship cycle (2018-’19 academic year) are available here.

Past Recipients2017.

  • Kaitlin Harr, McGeorge School of Law (2017)
  • Amanda Priest, American University (2016)
  • Olivia Filbrandt, UC Davis School of Law (2015)
  • Julian Fulton, UC Berkeley (2014)
  • Adam Jorge, UC Santa Barbara (2013)
  • Brian Chaffin, Oregon State University (2012)