ACWA Awards Undergraduate Scholarships for the 2018-’19 Academic Year

  • by Heather Engel
  • May 11, 2018
  • News Releases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) has announced the names of five undergraduate students selected to receive varying awards for the 2018-’19 academic year under ACWA’s undergraduate scholarship programs. The awards were announced during presentations at ACWA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Exhibition in Sacramento May 8-11, where 1,561 local water officials gathered for programs and panel discussions on a variety of key water issues.

“For more than half a century ACWA has been investing in students who will become California’s future water leaders,” said ACWA President Brent Hastey. “I am very proud to be part of an organization that supports California’s water industry in such a meaningful way. Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners.”

This year’s undergraduate scholarship recipients were selected by the ACWA Communications Committee Awards & Scholarships Subcommittee, which conducted a thorough evaluation of the students’ qualifications, as well as letters of recommendation and personal essays. The subcommittee is chaired by Glen-Colusa Irrigation District Personnel and Communications Director Cynthia Davis.

The students and the programs for which they were awarded are:

ACWA Scholarship ($3,500 each)

  • Ashley Green, an Environmental Engineering student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
  • Benjamin Clemons, a Chemistry/Environmental Engineering student at UC Berkeley.

Clair A. Hill Scholarship ($5,000) 

  • Rebecca Burke, an Environmental Resources Engineering student at Humboldt State University

San Diego County Water Authority, the winner of the 2017 Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award for Excellence, presented the scholarship to Burke during a luncheon on Thursday, May 10. This scholarship is sponsored by Jacobs.

Ted and Nancy Way Scholarship for the Next Generation of Water Leaders ($5,000 each)

This year marks the first round of awards under this program, which was established in 2017 by Ted and Nancy Way. Mr. Way is a long-term water leader and former member of ACWA’s Water Quality Committee.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Chloe Fowler, an Agricultural Communications student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
  • Elizabeth Riggall, an Environmental Policy and Planning and Public Health student at UC Davis.

The recipient of ACWA’s graduate scholarship – the Stephen K. Hall Water Law and Policy Scholarship – for the 2018-’19 academic year will be announced this fall during ACWA’s 2018 Fall Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.

For more information about ACWA’s scholarships, please visit www.acwa.com/about/scholarships.

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Contact: Heather Engel, Director of Communications, (916) 441-4545 or (760) 217-0627 (cell)

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