2021 Cal Water Scholarship Program Now Open – Up to $80K Available

South San Francisco, CA  February 8, 2021 Submitted by Emily Hernandez, CALWATER


California Water Service Group (Group) (NYSE: CWT) has opened its annual College Scholarship Program for students residing in areas served by its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries. Eligible students may apply for one of multiple scholarships; a total of $80,000 will be distributed in the eighth annual cycle.


Among the awards, four $10,000 scholarships will be given, with additional, smaller amounts of $2,500 to $5,000 provided. To be eligible for the 2021 College Scholarship Program, students must be pursuing a degree in higher education and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study program at an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, community service, and financial need.


“As many of our neighbors and customers continue to face economic hardship due to the pandemic, providing financial assistance so students can afford a post-secondary education is more important than ever,” said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The scholarship program is part of our commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve, and we encourage any students who meet the eligibility requirements to apply.”


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 $440,000 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 Friday, April 16, 2021.

Winners will be announced in the summer.


From their website:

The California Water Service Group Scholarship Programs
Deadline to apply: April 16, 2021 11:59 pm PT

Students interested in applying for a scholarship should select the guidelines and application for each award. Click on the appropriate link below to review the guidelines for each scholarship program.

The California Water Service Group Scholarship Programs are administered by Scholarship America. If you have questions or need help with the application process, contact us at calwater@scholarshipamerica.org. Customer service will only be available until 1:00 pm Pacific/ 3:00 pm Central Time on April 16 so, please plan accordingly. No late applications will be accepted.

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

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To be eligible for this scholarship program:

  • Applicants 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 post-secondary undergraduate student.
  • Applicants must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Applicants must not have already received a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
  • Applicant or applicant’s parents or guardians must live within a Cal Water service area.
  • Applicants must not be the child of a current or former employee of Cal Water, California Water Service Group, any of its subsidiaries, or a Member of its Board of Directors.

Non-traditional students who are returning to school or planning to pursue a post-secondary education for the first time are eligible and encouraged to apply.




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 www.calwatergroup.com.

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