Scholarship Dollar Program

Scholarship Award

Establishing a new initiative to further educational opportunities, CET will award scholarships to high school seniors who are planning on attending a two- or four-year, or technical college in the next academic year.

Four students will be selected annually to receive $1,000, payable to an educational institution upon proof of enrollment.

This application is now closed.

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TOPIC/PROMPT: How will climate change impact droughts and water supplies in California? Describe something that water agencies, cities, counties or the state could do differently to tackle these threats and ensure long-term water security for the state.

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Eligibility requirements
  • 12th grade student residing in the CET service area
  • Current GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Plans to attend a two- or four-year, or technical college in the next academic year
  • Completed application
  • Scholarship essay

Essay topic and rules

Show us your writing and analytic skills about water!
  • Topic: How will climate change impact droughts and water supplies in California? Describe something that water agencies, cities, counties, or the state could do differently to tackle these threats and ensure long-term water security for the state.
  • Length: 750 to 1,000 words
  • Text: Typed text must be 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced
  • Document: 1-inch margins on all sides and page numbers in lower right corner
  • Title:
    •  Create your own title reflecting the topic of your essay
    • In the heading place your full name, high school, and date.
Essays will be reviewed and scored based on the following criteria (equally weighted):
  • Embracing the topic
  • Innovation of idea presented
  • Overall writing and grammar
Reminder

Copy of your official college acceptance letter and class schedule is required.

Proof of registration (class schedule) and awarded funds must be collected by September 26, 2024. The class schedule must clearly state your name, course name, number of units, and the name of the college/university attending. These funds do not “carryover” and they are not transferable. If you choose not to attend college this academic year (2024-25), the funds will be forfeited.

Scholar Dollars Scholarships

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The 2024 application is now closed.

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