For Immediate Release
Contact: Elizabeth Jonasson
Westlands Water District Announces 2022 Scholarship Application Period
Fresno, California – Westlands Water District is pleased to announce the sixteenth year of the District’s annual scholarship for high school seniors pursuing higher education. In keen support of our community’s youth, the Westlands Water District Board of Directors approved ten $1,000 scholarships high school seniors can use towards expenses at accredited post-secondary institutions. The District is proud to recognize and reward exceptional academic achievement and leadership.
“The communities on the west side of the Valley help make the region a vibrant, productive, and incredible place,” commented Tom Birmingham, Westlands’ general manager. “Westlands is proud to offer scholarships for graduating seniors seeking to continue their education, with the hope that they will continue to contribute to their communities and to the region.”
High school seniors from the following westside high schools are eligible to apply for the District’s scholarship: Avenal, Coalinga, Firebaugh, Hanford Joint Union High Schools, Lemoore, Mendota, Riverdale, and Tranquillity. Each scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 to be used for accredited post-secondary education expenses. Applicants will be judged on their academic performance, school activities, essay, and community leadership.
For an application and list of instructions, please contact the public affairs office at (559) 241-6233 or download the application from the District’s website.
Applications and all supporting documents must be received by the District by 11:59 pm on May 22, 2022, and may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by mail to Westlands Public Affairs, P.O. Box 6056, Fresno, CA 93703, or in person at 3130 N. Fresno Street, Fresno; between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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.