Need money for college? Each year, Helix Water District offers two $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who will begin their university studies the following fall. This year, we also want to bring your attention to scholarships from the Association of California Water Agencies – for undergraduate and graduate college students.

Applications are due April 1 for the Dr. Lillian M. Childs Scholarship and the Robert D. Friedgen Scholarship, which both provide $1,000 to help with freshman year expenses. Our scholarship committee reviews each applicant’s grades, extracurricular activities, volunteer and work experience, academic and career goals and financial need.

To be eligible, high school seniors must graduate this spring and attend a four-year college or university next fall. Applicants must also live in Helix’s service area, which includes the cities of Lemon Grove, La Mesa and El Cajon, the community of Spring Valley, and unincorporated areas of the county.

The Association of California Water Agencies has four scholarships available in 2021 for undergraduate and graduate students.

Clair A. Hill Scholarship – One $5,000 Award
ACWA Scholarship Two $3,500 Awards
These scholarships are for California residents attending the University of California or California State University. The scholarship is for full-time, undergraduate students who will be at least a junior next year and are pursuing a degree in engineering, agricultural and/or urban water supply, environmental studies, or public administration.

Stephen K. Hall Scholarship – One $10,000 Award
Applicants for this scholarship must be pursuing a Master’s, PhD or Law School degree in water law, water policy or public administration as a full-time student at a public or private college.

 Applications for ACWA’s scholarships are due by March 1, 2021. For more information, click on the links below.

 2021 Helix Water District Scholarships Flyer

 2021 Helix Water District Scholarship Application

 2021 ACWA Scholarships


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