ORWEF Scholarship Program
Scholarship applications open every November!
The Oklahoma Rural Water Enrichment Foundation is honored to announce the offering of scholarship opportunities, for this academic year, to ORWA member system employees, directors, or their dependent children or grandchildren. The scholarship program was organized to promote 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.
Submissions are due by January 19, 2024.
Scholarship recipients will be notified in late Spring. Thank you for your continued support and patronage.
Help Fund Scholarships
Did you know that since the inception of the ORWEF program 571 scholarships have been awarded? That brings the total amount awarded since inception to $767,250. 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.