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The Oregon Water Resources Foundation (OWRF) is pleased to announce the OWRF Scholarship Recipients for 2023-2024:
We are pleased to help support these three future leaders in irrigated agriculture and look forward to seeing what they accomplish.
The OWRF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to support and provide educational opportunities related to water and irrigated agriculture. The foundation’s primary focus is a scholarship program to assist students pursuing water, agriculture, or other natural resources related fields (currently undergraduate level only). Scholarship awards range from $5,000 to $2,000 and will be offered annually as funds allow.
The Oregon Water Resources Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created in 2022 with the mission to support and provide educational opportunities related to water and irrigated agriculture. The foundation’s initial focus is a new scholarship program to assist students pursuing water, agriculture, or related natural resources fields (currently undergraduate level only). Scholarship awards will be made annually as funds allow.
The OWRF scholarship program is in honor of past leaders and members of OWRC who contributed their time and wisdom in service of the irrigated agricultural community in Oregon, including Past Presidents and other OWRC board leaders. The scholarship program will continue the legacy of these leaders by helping support the next generation of leaders in irrigated agriculture.
Charitable donations to the Oregon Water Resources Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
OWRC is administering the foundation during this initial period. Please contact our office for more information or to make a donation by check. Online or credit card donations can be made below.
The application period for the 2023-2024 OWRF Scholarship Program is CLOSED. Information about 2024-25 Scholarships will be available in January 2024.
2023-2024 Scholarship Eligibility and Application Process
Scholarship Award for 2023-2024 Academic Year: $2,000 to $5,000
Application Deadline: June 30, 2023, by 5:00 P.M (PDT) – CLOSED
Application Process: Application and written essay
Essay requirements: 300-500- word typed essay describing interest in water, agriculture, or other natural resources related sector. Essay must be submitted with application.
Award Limitations: Successful applicants are eligible to apply for additional funding through OWRF’s annual competitive process for additional support for remaining undergraduate years. A maximum of three annual awards per individual student.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by August 15, 2023.