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About the Foundation

The CASA Education Foundation helps ensure clean water for Californians by awarding scholarships to promising students on a path to serving the environmental community.

With no funding received from outside sources, the Foundation relies 100% on individual and organizational donations.

Your donation…

  • Is an investment in the next generation of environmental professionals
  • Helps address the challenges of an aging workforce
  • Provides opportunities for you to meet and recruit talented scholarship recipients
  • Identifies your organization as leaders
  • Is tax-deductible *Please consult your tax professional. 501c (3) tax-exempt ID number 90-0869052

Through scholarships, students can focus on their studies in the fields of engineering, natural resources, public administration, wastewater operations, and other areas in the clean water sector.

2021 Scholarship Recipients

The CASA Education Foundation presented $5,000 scholarships to three worthy students in 2021. Learn more about the scholarship recipients and view their thank you videos:

Scholarship Information

The CASA Education Foundation was formed to enhance the future of California’s clean water community by attracting new professionals into the industry through scholarships. Students pursuing higher education in engineering, environmental science, public administration, or related fields, who show an interest in serving the clean water community are eligible to apply.

The focus of the CASA Education Foundation is undergraduate education.

How to Apply

The application deadline for the 2022 scholarship year is Sunday, May 15, 2022.

  1. Application
  2. Coursework plan for funded period
  3. Academic transcripts
  4. Two letters of recommendation

Send all documents in one email to

Eligibility Guidelines

  1. California resident
  2. Attending an accredited college or university located in California
  3. Seeking a degree in:
    • Public Administration
    • Environmental Science
    • Engineering
    • Natural Resources
    • Water Resources
    • Resource Economics
    • Wastewater Operations Certification
    • Other degrees which would prepare a student for a career in the clean water profession
  4. Must have been a full-time student during the immediately preceding semester or quarter or must provide proof of acceptance/admission into the next term

The CASA Education Foundation Board of Directors will screen and review all applications and make a final determination of selected awardee(s) based on:

  1. Relationship of academic and career goals to water environment community
  2. Participation in in extra-curricular activities, internships, and civic organizations
  3. Academic achievement


All applicants will be notified of whether or not they have won an award.