The Oklahoma Rural Water Enrichment Foundation (ORWEF) scholarship program was organized for the purpose of promoting the higher education of students from rural Oklahoma, by granting scholarships for continuing educational opportunities to eligible participants.
All applicants are first screened on the basis of leadership, responsibilities in community and school activities, grade point average, required essay, scholarship recommendations from others and college entrance test scores, ie: ACT/SAT. Applicants are evaluated on a comparative basis at the sole discretion of the committee.
This grant of $1,500.00 will be made to a student to defray the cost of tuition, books, or room and board at an accredited institution of higher learning approved by the Oklahoma Rural Water Enrichment Foundation (ORWEF). Disbursement of the money is made to the winners upon presentation of winners’ college or university invoice as proof of full‐time enrollment. The scholarship money will be awarded directly to the student, $1,500.00 ($750.00) per semester.
The scholarships are awarded to member system employees, directors or their children or grandchildren that are still dependent. Applicants must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States. Eligible participants must be a resident of the State of Oklahoma and reside on a water system that is a member of ORWA.
In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must complete an application form in its entirety and return to ORWEF by the entry postmark deadline.