One of TGWA’s most important initiatives is to provide financial assistance for students in the industry to pursue a college degree. For more than 30 years, TGWA has provided hundreds of students across Texas with collegiate scholarships. The TGWA scholarship is specifically intended for applicants who are associated with water well drilling or for those who are interested in studying other aspects of the groundwater science industry. 

In 2017, the TGWA Boards of Directors authorized the creation of the TGWA Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization created to further the mission of the Texas Ground Water Association and take over the awarding of scholarships to Texas students who have a background or interest in groundwater and the water well drilling industry. The Foundation is currently in the process of developing its board and policies, and TGWA members and the Board will be meeting on these items during the May 5, 2018 TGWA Board meetings. Once approved, the application and eligibility criteria will be available on this website.

The scholarship application period is now closed. Awards will be announced in late July or early August 2018. Please continue to visit our website for updates on new scholarship requirements. For more information, please email us.


*If you applied for a TGWA scholarship for the first time in the 2017-2018 school year, then you must reapply for the 2018-2019 year.

Scholarship Winners 2017-2018

Aaron Brison
Fernando Carrizales
Jessica Carrizales
Carly Carter
Holly Clark
Marlee Daniel
Kyndell Doggett
Kami Durham
Hector Bustos Escudero
Carson Folmar
Cooper Gamblin
Chelsea Garcia
Hayden Gilmore
Payten Gilmore
Kennedy Guera
Bryan Harris
Carson Hicks
Brittany Hogle
Wyatt Lange
Nico Lattanzio
Baylie Sturm


Read this Fountainhead article to get to know a few TGWA scholarship recipients.