The SCAG Scholarship Program offers local government and planning experience that students can use to develop long-term career goals. The scholarship will provide a $4,000 scholarship award for seven high school or community college students from the SCAG region, a two-week internship with a local planning agency or council of governments, and the opportunity to meet with elected officials and practicing planners to learn more about careers in public service.
Applicants must be residents of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, or Ventura County, high school juniors, seniors or community-college students, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Selected applicants must be available for a two-week (80 hours) internship with a local planning agency (city or county), council of governments, or SCAG. Priority will be given to students interested in studying urban planning, public policy and/or public service, environmental planning, engineering and political science.