Water Scholars Program

The Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) created the Water Scholars Program to expand water education and water awareness for high school students. The program awards two scholarships of $1,000 each to high school seniors within MMWD’s service area to help support their post-high school education.


Applicant must:

  • Be a member of the MMWD service area 2018 Senior Class

  • Maintain a current GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Submit completed application form including essay by the deadline

    Children of MMWD employees are not eligible.


    Submit completed application form (see page 2) along with 1,000-1,500 word essay by no later than Friday, January 26, 2018. Note that application form and essay must be received by the deadline; postmarks do not quality. Mail or deliver your application and essay to:

    Marin Municipal Water District Attn: Water Scholars Program 220 Nellen Avenue
    Corte Madera, CA 94925


  • Topic: Choose ONE of the prompts on the application form as the topic for your essay

  • Length: 1,000 – 1,500 words

  • Text: Typed/word-processed, 12-point font, double-spaced

  • Page: White paper, one-inch margins on all four sides, numbered pages

  • Title: Provide an original title for your essay (i.e., do not use the prompt as your title)

  • Header: Provide a header that includes your full name, email and phone number


    Essays will be judged based on the following equally weighted criteria:

  • Focus on topic

  • Creativity & originality

  • Style, grammar and presentation


    Email: water@marinwater.org Phone: 415-945-1196