MWA Seeking Student Essays Scholarships Awarded to the Top Five Winners



By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– The Mojave Water Agency is seeking a student with a vision to be featured as a speaker at the High Desert Water Summit on April 13, 2016 at Barstow Community College. Students must write an essay that answers the question, “What Does the High Desert’s Water Future Look Like in 2036?”

The contest is open to students in grades 9-12, as well as students enrolled in their first or second year of college. Public, private, or home school students can enter. All entrants must live in the MWA boundaries.

The top five finalists will be paired with a community mentor to help them prepare for a verbal presentation given before a panel of judges. The winning student will receive additional assistance in preparation of the water summit presentation including the services of a professional creative director to assist with the visual presentation.

The first place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship and the four runner-ups will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. For contest details visit the MWA website at

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