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Westlands Water District Now Accepting Applications for 2024 High School Scholarships

Westlands Water District is pleased to announce the twentieth year of the District’s annual scholarship program in support of high school seniors pursuing higher education. As a symbol of the District’s steadfast support for San Joaquin Valley youth, the Westlands Water District Board of Directors has once more expanded the scholarship program to award up to twenty $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from local high schools in 2024. Over the past 19 years, the District has proudly supported over 120 students to pursue their academic goals.

High school seniors graduating from the following westside school districts are eligible to apply for the District’s scholarship: Reef-Sunset Unified School District, Coalinga-Huron Unified School District, Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District, Hanford Joint Union High School District, Lemoore Union High School District, Mendota Unified School District, Riverdale Joint Unified School District, and Golden Plains Unified School District.

“The Westlands Water District Scholarship meant so much to me as it has allowed me to put my education as my first priority. With this scholarship, I was able to purchase my laptop. Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to complete my schoolwork.”

-Grace Kinney, 2022 Westlands Scholarship Recipient

Students will be evaluated based on their application, essay, academic transcripts, reference letters, demonstrated leadership, contributions to local communities, career goals, and need. Each scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 to be used for accredited post-secondary education expenses.

The deadline to apply for the Westlands Water District 2024 High School Scholarship is 11:59 p.m. on April 21, 2024. All applications and supporting documents must be received by the District on or before the application deadline. Applications and supporting documents may be submitted on the District website.

For more information, please contact the public affairs office at (559) 241-6233 or at pubaffairs@wwd.ca.gov.

About Westlands Water District

Westlands Water District is recognized as a world leader in agricultural water conservation and has served the farmers and rural communities on the west side of Fresno and Kings counties for more than five decades. As stewards of one of California’s most precious natural resources, Westlands continually invests in conservation, and champions farmers deploying innovative irrigation methods based on the best available technology.

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