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 (and potentially two additional scholarship awards that are not tied to a specific county, but would be awarded at the Committee’s discretion), 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.
To apply for the SCAG Scholarship Program, students must submit:
- Completed application form (do not include the instruction page).
- Minimum five-hundred (500) word essay describing your interest in urban planning, public policy, and/or public service and future career goals.
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach, and/or your employer (that are not related to you) attesting to leadership ability and public service interest (letters of recommendation can either be: 1. Included in your application packet; 2. Sent directly to the address listed above; or 3. Emailed to the Scholarship program Coordinator listed above).
- Transcript(s) (official or copy) from the school in which you are currently enrolled. Community college students must provide both high school and community college transcripts.
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