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Southern California Association of Governments Scholarship

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Scholarship Program is designed to offer local government and planning experience that students can use to develop long-term career goals. The Scholarship will provide seven $2,000 scholarship awards for high school or community college students from the SCAG region and a two-week externship with a local government planning agency. Recipients will also have an opportunity to meet with their local government representatives and practicing planners to discuss the importance of urban planning and a future career in public service.


To be eligible for this award, applicant must:
- Be a resident within the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) region (i.e., Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura counties or on Tribal Lands within the SCAG region) and eligible to work in the United States
- Be a high school junior or graduating senior, or currently enrolled in a two-year community college in the SCAG region; graduating students must enroll in higher education (two- or four-year college or university) following graduation
- Have a 3.0 grade point average or higher (based on a 4.0 scale)
- Be available for a two-week externship with a local planning agency during Summer and attend a recipient's seminar in July at the SCAG offices in downtown Los Angeles (externship assignments will be located near the student's place of residence and students are expected to be available during normal office hours for the two weeks)

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