College Scholarship Program

Cal Water has established a scholarship program to assist students residing within its service areas who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

Cal Water 2023 scholarship infographic

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Students can get more information about the Cal Water Scholarship program and start the application process online.

Meet our 2023 recipients


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


To be eligible for the Cal Water Scholarship Program, the applicant or the applicant’s parents or guardians must live in one of Cal Water’s service areas. In addition, applicants to the program must:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age and a high school senior or high school graduate, have received GED certification, or be a current postsecondary undergraduate student.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Not have already received a degree or diploma from an accredited four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
  • Not be the child of a current or former employee of California Water Service (Cal Water), California Water Service Group, any of its subsidiaries, or a Member of its Board of Directors.

Nontraditional students who are returning to school or planning to pursue a postsecondary education for the first time are eligible and encouraged to apply.


This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.