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 Dec. 31 of each year.
The winner of the prior year's Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award for Excellence selects three finalists; the ACWA Scholarship Subcommittee selects the final scholarship winner. Finalists not selected to receive the scholarship are automatically entered into the pool of applicants for one of two ACWA Scholarships.