HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS BECOME ‘WATER SCHOLARS’ AS PART OF REGIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

Students Can Write Their Way to $1,500 in College Costs

January 15, 2019 – In partnership with the Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC), Rowland Water District has joined with area cities and water agencies in support of the “WEWAC Water Scholar Program” which promotes water awareness through educational programs. The program was founded in 2014, and provides area high school students with an opportunity to win college scholarships.

“The future of water conservation and awareness lies in the hands of our young people,” says Tom Coleman, Rowland Water District General Manager. “The more knowledge they glean at this critical time in their lives and in our unprecedented state’s history, the more likely they will be to discover their own passion for saving water and for educating others as well.”

High school seniors who live within the collective WEWAC service area and who are planning to attend a two- or four-year college for the 2019-2020 school year are eligible. Up to four scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded, and payable to each student’s educational institution upon proof of enrollment. All essays (in both Word and PDF formats) and applications must be emailed to Ronda_Rhodes@ci.pomona.ca.us and received by no later than 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

WEWAC works to promote efficient water use and to increase public awareness of water importance in Southern California. For more information about eligibility/application guidelines and about the WEWAC Water Scholar Program, visit usewaterwisely.com or email: usewaterwisely.wewac@gmail.com.

 

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