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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Applications for Helix College Scholarships Due March 15

Photo of smiling high school students.

Helix Water District is launching our annual Scholarship Contest this week and, next spring, we will recognize two outstanding high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships to help pay for college. 

Our $1,000 Robert D. Friedgen Scholarship and $1,000 Dr. Lillian M. Childs Scholarship honor two past leaders of Helix Water District. Mr. Friedgen retired in 1998 after 19 years as the district’s general manager and Ms. Childs retired in 1999 after 20 years on the board of directors.

You’re Eligible to Apply If:

You live in Helix Water District. We serve the cities of La Mesa, Lemon Grove and El Cajon, plus Spring Valley, Mt. Helix and parts of Lakeside. Use our interactive map (scroll down) if you’re not sure.

  • You have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • You’ll graduate in spring 2024.
  • You’ll begin a 4-year degree in fall 2024.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the application, which asks you about your extracurricular activities, community service and work experience. 
  • Write a 2-page essay on the water-related topic we provide.
  • Write a personal goals statement.
  • Include two letters of recommendation.  
  • Include an official transcript from your school.

Deadline to Apply:

We must receive your application by 5 p.m. on March 15, 2024. You can mail it, drop it off or email it. 


If you have questions, ask your counselor at school or email [email protected].

2024 Scholarship Flyer (PDF)

2024 Scholarship Application (PDF)

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