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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Western awards scholarships to students in the region

Scholarship Presentation 2020

RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan. 29, 2020) – At its Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, Western Municipal Water District (Western) awarded nearly $3,000 in scholarships to local college students.

As costs for higher education continue to rise, Western works with local colleges and universities to offer scholarships to students. Local institutions, including the University of California, Riverside (UCR); California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB); and Riverside Community College District all offer endowed scholarships from Western for students studying a water-related subject or planning to pursue a career in a water-related field.

“Western always seeks to employ highly trained and qualified team members, and we want to continue to be sure we support the development of our region’s future water leaders’  through these scholarships,” shared Western’s General Manager Craig Miller. “As senior-level staff members in the water industry retire, we will have more jobs to fill. Our scholarship programs help ensure that qualified candidates are available when it comes time to hire.”

In 2003, Western invested in endowed scholarship funds to provide financial support to students pursuing an education and/or a career in a water-related field.

The following students have been awarded scholarships from Western for the 2019/2020 program year:

Ansh Nagpal – University of California, Riverside
Western Municipal Water District Charles Field Endowed Scholarship

Taylor Nanny – California State University, San Bernardino
Western Municipal Water District Lois B. Krieger Endowed Scholarship

Maria Cantu – Riverside Community College District, Riverside Campus
Western Municipal Water District Endowed Scholarship

Learn more about Western’s educational scholarship program at You may also watch the recorded Board Meeting presentation at


Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County providing water and wastewater services to nearly a million people who live, work and play across 527-square miles of California’s most populous regions.

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