The UGWA Scholarship Fund is made available to assist and encourage the education of qualified active UGWA members, their spouse, children and/or grandchildren. 

The Program is funded by donations from the Our Members and the Mountain States Ground Water Association. The fundraising auction held at the annual UGWA Conference & Expo is enthusiastically supported by our members & all proceeds benefit this program.


  • An active UGWA member, their spouse, child or grandchild;
  • And the sponsoring UGWA member has been in good standing for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years prior to application;
  • And a student who is currently enrolled or planning to enroll within 6 months from award, in a full-time course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school;
  • And who is accepted by that institution during the year which the scholarship is given;
  • And have completed the Association’s scholarship application with required supporting documentation;
  • And complete application is postmarked by June 15 of each calendar year in which scholarships are awarded;
  • And have not previously received 4 scholarships from this fund.


You must submit all information in the format you feel will best show your achievements and accomplishments during your scholastic career. Scholarship selection will be based on the following information submitted for review: 


Fully Completed UGWA Scholarship Application Cover Sheet;
Academic Record/Grade Transcripts fro the most recent school year;
Minimum of 3 Current (6 months or less) Written Recommendations from Teachers, Advisers, etc.;
Application Essay which will include:

    • Extracurricular Activities and Leadership Experience:
    • Community Service
    • Educational and Career Goals;
    • Work Experience and History. 

DEADLINE: All applications must be Postmarked no later than June 15th. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submittals will be confidential. No UGWA members will be directly involved in the selection process. 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: The scholarship award will be in the amount of $2,000. The number of awards will be based upon the funds available in the Association’s Scholarship Fund. Scholarship awards will be based on upon the merit of the applicant and the selection process will be made by an independent auditor such as the Salt Lake Community College, Office of Financial Aid.

All awards will be made by check payable jointly to the student and the sponsoring member and must be endorsed by both. A maximum of 4 annual scholarships are available to any one applicant unless the applicant is obtaining an advanced degree or furthering their education in a related field to the association at which time they may receive a scholarship for an additional 2 years, not to exceed a maximum of 6 years total.

DEFERAL: In the that event community/civil service prevents an applicant from timely submitting an application for a current school year, consideration may be given for a future year’s scholarship. The applicant must submit a request and explanation for deferred consideration, along with any supporting documentation, with their completed application. Deferral requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the current sitting UGWA Board.

Utah Ground Water Association
5577 Walden Glen Dr
Murray UT 84123-7942 

NOTE: If selected, you will be asked to provide: applicant’s date of birth, social security number and a 4x6 photograph prior to the  receipt of funds.