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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Western awards scholarships to local students studying in a water-related field

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) recently awarded nearly $2,000 in scholarships to local college students studying at California State University, San Bernardino; Riverside Community College District, Norco College; and Riverside Community College District, Riverside City College.

During a time when tuition costs continue to rise and the choice to embark on secondary education may be a monetary one, Western is proud to have the opportunity to work with local colleges and universities to offer student scholarships. Western works with these local institutions to offer endowed scholarships for students studying a water-related subject or planning to pursue a career in a water-related field.

“At Western, one of our strategic priorities is maintaining an elite workforce by growing workforce expertise,” stated Western’s General Manager Craig Miller. “Our role as a local public water agency is to invest in the communities we serve. We are doing this by contributing to the education of students we hope will choose to learn, live and work in our community.”

The following students have been awarded scholarships from Western for the 2021 program year:

Faisal Shahji - Riverside Community College District, Norco College
Western Municipal Water District Endowed Scholarship

Jose Eduardo Jimenez - California State University, San Bernardino
Western Municipal Water District Lois B. Krieger Endowed Scholarship

Karen Esparza Lopez - Riverside Community College District, Riverside City College
Western Municipal Water District Endowed Scholarship

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Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County, providing water and wastewater (sewer) services to nearly a million people, both retail and wholesale customers who live, work and play within 527 square miles in one of California’s most populous regions. Learn more:

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