Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for the 2024-25 Academic Year–Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders in Irrigated Agriculture!

By April Snell | March 28, 2024

Oregon Water Resources Foundation (OWRF) Scholarship Program

The application period for the 2024-2025 OWRF Scholarship Program is OPEN.
Apply today! 

Scholarship Eligibility and Application Process

Scholarship Award for 2024-2025 Academic Year: $3,000 to $10,000

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024 by 5:00 P.M (PDT)

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 online application.


  • Students must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited two- or four- year college or university located in the United States. Undergraduate level students only.
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A (verified by transcripts)
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career related to water, agriculture, and/or natural resources. Coursework in policy, political science, agricultural science, and other related fields are recommended but not required.

Additional Documentation & Requirements:

  • Transcripts from high school and/or current college
  • Submit the letter of acceptance from the college or university (scholarship recipients must provide proof of current enrollment prior to disbursement)
  • Scholarship recipients must also provide a short video message before award disbursement

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 June 7, 2024.

Online Application


Oregon Water Resources Foundation Scholarship Program
About OWRF

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.

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