Mojave Water Agency Supports Copper Mountain College Students

    August 20, 2009


    JOSHUA TREE, Ca –The Copper Mountain College Foundation has received a second year of scholarship funding from Mojave Water Agency to help increase their potential labor pool.

    Despite competitive salaries and benefits, Mojave Water Agency (MWA) continues to struggle attracting qualified local candidates for vacant positions.  In response to the deficit of experienced and educated candidates, the Agency has funded twelve full-time and one part-time scholarship for students attending Copper Mountain College totaling $5,000.  Barstow College and Victor Valley College in Victorville will also receive a $5,000 contribution.

    This year Mojave Water Agency’s funds have allowed Copper Mountain College to award four scholarships to the following CMC students; Philip Curra, Jeffery Hunter, Aaron Thiel and Scott Thompson. The MWA scholarships are one of the largest scholarships awarded to Copper Mountain College students.

    “Mojave Water Agency’s commitment is to partner with our community colleges to create opportunities for local residents,” said Jim Ventura, Division 2 Director which includes Copper Mountain College.  “Our scholarships are a win-win for the Agency and our constituents.”

    The starting salary for a Water Resources Tech at MWA, an entry-level position, is $34,114, topping out at $47,748.  The minimum education requirement is for a High School diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.), but someone with an Associate in Arts (AA) degree with completed coursework in a math, science or an engineering based discipline is given preference.

    For general information regarding Copper Mountain College or to find out how to apply for the scholarships visit us at or call 760.366.3791.