Irrigation E3 Program

Exposure, Experience & Education for Students & Teachers

The application for the 2020 program will open in mid-May. 

Irrigation E3 Learners

The Irrigation Association has an Irrigation E3 program, which supports students and teachers involved in irrigation through exposure, experience and education. Students can apply to become Irrigation E3 learners. A selection committee will choose a minimum of eight students who will receive an education and travel scholarship to attend the Irrigation Show and Education Week where they will participate in education classes, industry sessions and networking events.

Who qualifies to become an Irrigation E3 learner?

  • students who have expressed an interest in an irrigation-related career path
  • students who are enrolled (undergraduate or graduate) at a North American community college, university or similar institution of higher learning
  • students who have taken or are currently enrolled in a class with an emphasis in irrigation
  • students who have not been selected in prior years as an E3 learner
  • students who have a graduation date of Dec. 2020 or later

What deadlines and dates do I need to be aware of? (tentative)

  • May 18, 2020 — Registration opens for the 2020 E3 program
  • Sept. 18, 2020 — Deadline to submit application
  • Oct. 19, 2020 — Notification of application status
  • Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2020 — Irrigation Show and Education Week (San Antonio, Texas) 

Application Instructions

  1. Create a SmarterSelect account.
  2. Complete the entire form. (You can save form and finish later.)
  3. Must upload your resume.
  4. Must submit the name, email, title and organization for one academic reference.
  5. Reference will get an email from SmarterSelect that requires them to submit a letter of reference for you.
  6. Submit by 11:59 p.m. Pacific, Sept. 18, 2020.

Irrigation E3 applications are due Sept. 18, 2020, with notification to award winners by Oct. 19, 2020. 

For some schools, the Irrigation Show dates coincide with final exams or the week prior to final exams; however, the E3 program schedule can be adjusted for students in these situations.

Please contact the workforce development department (703.536.7080) for any questions or concerns. 

2020 Irrigation E3 Program Sponsors