For Immediate Release
Contact: Diana Giraldo
Westlands Water District Announces 2021 Scholarship Application Period for College-Bound Seniors
Four additional scholarships will be awarded in 2021, for a total of 10 scholarships
Fresno, CA (April 7, 2021)– Westlands Water District Westside Scholarship application period has begun. This year, Westlands Water District Board expanded its scholarship program to include additional westside high schools and will award 10 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Through this program, the District has been proud to recognize and reward exceptional academic achievement and leadership for 15 years.
“Westlands’ expanded scholarship program is a small gesture of appreciation for the people who live on the westside of the San Joaquin Valley and play a pivotal role in feeding our nation,” commented Tom Birmingham, Westlands’ general manager. “With the compounding challenges presented by the COVID pandemic and this year’s drought conditions, Westlands hopes the scholarships will help ease some of the financial burden of higher education for the recipients and that each recipient continues to contribute to their community and the region.”
College-bound 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 college expenses. Applicants will be judged on their academic performance, school activities, and community leadership.
Applications and all supporting documents must be received by the District by 5:00 pm on May 21, 2021 and may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Scholarship Application 2021” or by mail to Westlands Public Affairs, P.O. Box 6056, Fresno, CA 93703.
About Westlands Water District
Westlands Water District is recognized as a world leader in agricultural water conservation and is committed to environmental restoration to protect at risk species. Westlands 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 encourages farmers to deploy innovative irrigation methods and to utilize the best available technology.