California Water Service Group is proud to announce the winners of its 8th annual college scholarship program. In total, Group provided $80,000 in scholarships to 12 students living in its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington service areas for the 2021-2022 academic year. Out of more than 300 applicants, winners were selected based on outstanding academic achievement, community service, and financial need. One-third of the recipients this year are first-generation college attendees.
Four grand-prize recipients were each awarded $10,000 scholarships:
AiYi, of Stockton, Calif., attends San Jose State University and is studying business administration and accounting.
Elle, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., will attend Johns Hopkins University and study chemical and biomolecular engineering.
Youssef, from Bakersfield, Calif., attends the University of California, Berkeley and is studying engineering.
Regan, from Chico, Calif., attends Earlham College and is studying biochemistry.
Eight additional winners received $5,000 each:
Elizabeth, from Bakersfield, Calif., will attend George Washington University and study political science.
Janis, of Monterey Park, Calif., attends East Los Angeles College and is studying mechanical engineering.
Jack, from Manhattan Beach, Calif., will attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to study electrical and computer engineering.
Rainaleen, of Carson, Calif., will attend the College of Southern Nevada and study computer science.
Elizabeth, from Belen, N.M., attends the University of New Mexico and is studying business administration.
Kaleigh, from Bakersfield, Calif., will attend the University of Southern California and study astronautical engineering.
Parker, of Olalla, Wash., will attend Southern Utah University to study aviation.
Alianna, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, will attend Emerson College and study broadcast journalism.