The program provides fellowships of $2,000 to $5,000 per year for two to five undergraduate students at each participating university. The seven Los Angeles County universities that have ABET accredited Civil/Environmental Engineering Programs and are eligible to participate are:
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal State Los Angeles
Cal State Long Beach
Cal State Northridge
Loyola Marymount University
Application process: Interested students, who will be attending one of the universities listed above during academic year 2019-2020, can fill out the online application that will be available at the bottom of this page in late 2018. The Sanitation Districts will forward completed applications to the designated universities, each of whom have a selection committee that will award the fellowships. Students that are considering a career in Civil/Environmental Engineering will be evaluated by university specific criteria, but the following general criteria will be considered:
students in financial need;
students with good academic performance and outstanding potential; and
students participating in extracurricular activities that demonstrate the ability to communicate and work in a team environment.
The Sanitation Districts may contact fellowship applicants for purposes such as mentoring, providing information about job opportunities, and inviting students to tours and other professional events. Funds will be distributed when students demonstrate full-time enrollment and good academic standing.