College Scholarships Available – 2020 Cal Water Scholarship Program is Now Open

South San Francisco, CA   January 26, 2020calwater logo

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.

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

Enrollment for the 2020 scholarship program is open from Friday, January 24 to Friday, April 10.


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 (NOTE Most of SSF is serviced by CAL Water Bayshore District, however Westborough is serviced by Westborough Water Dept   )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.


The application period for the seventh annual program will close at 1 p.m. PT on Friday, April 10, 2020.

Winners will be announced in the summer.


About California Water Service Group

California Water Service Group is the parent company of California Water Service, Washington Water Service, New Mexico Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, CWS Utility Services, and HWS Utility Services. Together, these companies provide regulated and non-regulated water service to more than 2 million people in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii.  California Water Service Group’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CWT.” Additional information is available online at

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