Pasadena Water and Power Announces Scholarship Program and “Water is Life” Student Art Contest

PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is accepting submissions for the 2023 Academic Scholarship and the annual “Water is Life” Student Art Contest. As a community-owned utility, PWP takes pride in empowering local youth through educational programs and activities.

2023 Academic Scholarship Program
PWP is currently accepting essays and applications for the 2023 Academic Scholarship. Each year, PWP honors two outstanding high school seniors in Pasadena with a scholarship to a two- or four-year accredited, post-secondary institution for the upcoming academic year. The first-place scholarship is $5,000, and second place is $2,500. To apply, students must write a minimum 500-word essay about a topic related to the utility industry. This year’s essay prompt focuses on the severe drought conditions, and how to address the drought and protect long-term water supply. Submissions must be received by April 3, 2023. Learn more about the scholarship program.

“Water is Life” Art Contest
All K-12 students who live within PWP service territory are encouraged to submit artwork for the 2023 "Water is Life” Art Contest sponsored by PWP and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). Each year, participating students submit artwork portraying a water-wise theme, along with a short message about water conservation. Both digital and hand-drawn/painted artwork are welcome! Download the contest guidelines and required poster information cardAll entries must be submitted by June 2, 2023.

Learn more about this program and other PWP educational offerings at

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