WVWD Announces Winners of Inaugural Scholarship Contest

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Date: Jun 20 , 2024
Category: Press Release

Water District awards scholarships to local high school seniors for post-secondary education

RIALTO, Calif. The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors was thrilled to recognize Julianna Valencia of Los Osos High School and Carlos De La Torre of Rialto High School as the recipients of its inaugural Scholarship Contest during the District’s June 6 board meeting.

Applicants of the “Water Conservation Starts with You” themed scholarship were challenged with explaining the collaboration and accountability between community water systems and residents that is required to meet state-mandated conservation goals through a written or video essay. Both students were awarded scholarship funds to be directly applied on their behalf to the schools they plan to attend this fall. 

“On behalf of the Board, I’d like to congratulate Julianna and Carlos for their exceptional submissions,” said WVWD Board President Greg Young.  “The District is proud to engage with our next generation of water leaders and provide resources for them to achieve their academic goals.”

The scholarship was open to high school seniors who live or go to school in West Valley Water District’s service area with a 2.5 gpa or higher and who planned to attend a two-year, four-year or vocational trade school within the next school year.

“It brings me great joy to see the next generation of water stewards pursue higher education and understand the importance of water conservation” said WVWD Director Angela Garcia. “We wish them both luck in their future academic endeavors.”

For more information regarding this year’s Scholarship Contest and future scholarship contests, please visit www.wvwd.org/scholarships.

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The West Valley Water District has proudly served the Southern California communities of Bloomington, Colton, Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, and Jurupa Valley since 1952. Through name changes and consolidation, the mission has always remained the same: to provide customers with safe, high quality, and reliable water service at a reasonable rate and in a sustainable manner. The District provides water for over 100,000 customers and is overseen by a five-member, publicly elected Board of Directors.


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