Water Authority provides 23 students with $1,000 scholarships

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Water Authority provides 23 students with $1,000 scholarships
May 22, 2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors formally recognized high school seniors who each received $1,000 scholarships to be applied toward their college level education. The scholarships are one component of the Creating Paths to Partnerships Program, an annual outreach event sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies for the local contracting community.

Eligible students are local seniors with financial need who plan to attend a local trade school, college or university. Applicants were asked to write a 300-word essay describing how their intended career or occupation would be of general benefit to society.

A total of 23 scholarship recipients were selected, representing 13 high schools: Abraxas, Clairemont, Fallbrook, Garfield, Granite Hills, Hilltop, John Muir, Julian, Kearny, Mira Mesa, Palomar, Poway and Scripps Ranch.

The scholarships are managed by the College Opportunity Foundation, Inc., which specializes in managing financial assistance to deserving students. Scholarship funds are placed in designated accounts at the institution of the student's choice where they can be drawn upon for tuition, books and other school supplies.

Representatives on the scholarship committee included Able Patrol and Guard, Business Development Services, RBF Consulting, SDC Associates, the San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center, and the County Water Authority.

The San Diego County Water Authority is a public agency serving the San Diego region as a wholesale supplier of water from the Colorado River and Northern California. The Water Authority works through its 23 member agencies to provide a safe, reliable water supply to support our region's $126 billion economy and the quality of life of nearly 3 million residents

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