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ORWEF Scholarship Program
The Oklahoma Rural Water Enrichment Foundation is honored to announce the offering of scholarship opportunities, for the 2023/2024 scholastic year, to ORWA member system employees, directors, or their dependent children or grandchildren. The scholarship program was organized for the purposes of promoting the higher education of students from rural areas, by granting scholarships for continuing education opportunities to eligible participants.
Please notify all interested directors, council members, and employees. (not eligible for schools, fire depts or police depts) ORWA Board Members or their family members are not eligible to participate. Please refer to the official rules on the application form for details. The amount of each scholarship will be determined by available funding.
Online applications will be due by December 31, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be notified in late Spring 2023. Thank you for your continued support and patronage.
Scholarship applications for 2023-2024 will open in November 2022.
Help Fund Scholarships
Did you know that since the inception of the ORWEF program 547 scholarships have been awarded? That brings the total amount awarded since inception to $719,250. This is something that we can all support and is something that we should all be very proud of. The Oklahoma Rural Water Enrichment Foundation was established in December of 1998 for the sole purpose of providing opportunities for ORWA member systems, their board members, employees or their dependent children and grandchildren. Recipients of scholarships can use the grants to further their education at any college, or other accredited institution of higher learning of their choice.
The Enrichment Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. Donations are welcome from individuals, water and sewer systems, associate members and others who may want to support the goals of the Foundation.