Each year, ACWA awards the $5,000 Clair Hill Scholarship to a qualified student in a water resources-related field of study.
Eligible students must be California residents attending California colleges or universities full-time the entire academic year as a junior or senior beginning the fall semester after they are awarded the scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by FEB. 1 each year.
Guidelines and Award Criteria for the Association of California Water Agencies Scholarship Award
Each academic year the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) awards one Clair A. Hill scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to a qualified student in a water resources-related field of study. The guidelines and criteria for applying for the award are as follows:
A. The scholarship will be known as the Clair A. Hill Scholarship. The scholarship funds associated with the award will be made available to the recipient at the beginning of each school year at the start of the fall term.
B. The applicants who will be considered for the award must be California residents attending California schools. They should have completed their sophomore work and at the time of the award be full-time students in their junior or senior year. They must plan to attend school for the complete academic year.
C. The award will be based not only on scholastic achievement, but also on the individual’s commitment and motivation to his / her chosen vocation. Financial need will also be given due consideration.
D. The recipient should demonstrate commitment to the field of water resources by pursuing a degree related to, or identified with, engineering, agricultural and / or urban water supply, environmental studies or public administration.
E. The top three candidates will be chosen by the Tehama Colusa Canal Authority scholarship committee upon receipt of a completed application form and at least two, but not more than three, recommendations for each candidate. ACWA’s Scholarship Subcommittee will select the final scholarship winner.
F. The scholarship will be presented to the recipient’s school in a lump sum of $5,000. Actual payment will be made to the recipient by the school in accordance with regulations used at the selected school concerning such payment.
G. Schools selected to participate will be chosen by ACWA’s Scholarship Subcommittee from a list of accredited schools located in California and recommended by the Association’s general membership.
Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: 1
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 5,000
The Association of California Water Agencies
910 K Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814