California Water Service Group (Group) is now accepting applications for its 11th annual College Scholarship Program cycle, one of the ways that the utility demonstrates its commitment to improving the lives of those it serves. Residents living in areas served by its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries are encouraged to apply for part of the $80,000 in award money.
Four $10,000 scholarships will be awarded, along with additional scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, for the 2024-2025 academic year. Eligible applicants must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study program at an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school next school year. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, community service, and financial need.
“Investing in the education of tomorrow’s leaders is one of the most impactful ways to improve the quality of life in the communities that we serve,” said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “College is expensive, and to keep costs from being such an obstacle, we are pleased to be able to help some of our local, hard-working students realize their dreams of higher education.”
The annual scholarships are part of Group’s stockholder-funded philanthropic giving program and do not affect customers’ rates. The program is administered by Scholarship America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To date, Group has provided $675,000 in scholarships to students through the program.
To learn more about the scholarship program or to apply, students may visit learnmore.scholarsapply.org/calwaterscholarships. The application period will close on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Winners will be announced in the summer.