As the market leader in America's #1 salt free water softener, Pelican Water seeks to support the next generation of leaders and innovators with our college scholarship contest. Our "go green" initiative has led to the development of environmentally-friendly water softening systems that save energy while eliminating harmful salt and chemical discharge. We're looking for students who display integrity, passion, and a commitment to excellence - the same principles that have guided our business since 1972. Together, we can find sustainable solutions to protect our world's most important resource.

Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship


Deadline: April 15th, 2019
Following Deadline: TBD
Level: Undergraduate or Graduate
Occurs: Bi-annually
Applicants: Must be legal US residents, must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the US


Video Theme: It's one thing to know we should all conserve water - it's another to see firsthand how much water we use on a daily, monthly, or even yearly basis. Check out the Pelican Water Footprint Calculator to see how your water usage stacks up against the rest of the country and tell us how you plan to reduce your personal water usage and waste less water.

How To Enter:

  1. Calculate your water usage using the Water Footprint Calculator.
  2. Upload a 30 – 60 second video to Instagram using the hashtag #pelicanwatersmart.
  3. Tag @pelicanwatersystems in the caption of the video.
Note: All entries must include the above 3 steps to be entered.

Transcripts: High School Graduate (or equivalent): 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA or University: 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA. Unofficial Transcripts are acceptable.

Submit transcripts, and video link (along with your instagram user handle) to submissions@pelicanwater.com

Selection Criteria

Applications with persistent spelling or grammatical errors will not be considered. Videos must be shot by you and you must have the rights to the video. One entry per person.

By submitting an entry, applicants acknowledge that they have read and agree to the full terms and conditions of the scholarship.

Help Us Congratulate Our April 2019 Winners

Cristina M. - 1st Place
University of Arizona
Destiny A. - 2nd Place
University of Texas, San Antonio
Benjamin H. - 3rd Place
University of Pittsburgh

Help Us Congratulate Our October 2018 Winners

Claire M. - 1st Place
Temple University
Hannah C. - 2nd Place
Occidental College
Thomas C. - 3rd Place
University of Massachusetts — Boston

Help Us Congratulate Our April 2018 Winners

Jessica Y. - 1st Place
California State University
David F. - 2nd Place
University of Arizona
Noah H. - 3rd Place
North Carolina State University