Leslie Busch of La Verne, Rocco Fantini of Northridge and Carly Granda of Claremont were introduced Thursday as Los Angeles County winners of 2021 Southern California Affiliation of Governments (SCAG) scholarships.
Busch, Fantini and Granda had been amid 11 pupils from across Southern California who will acquire $4,000 each and every in money aid.
The SCAG scholarship software, now in its 11th year, is meant to supply financial help to a pick team of substantial college and local community school learners who have expressed fascination in city planning and general public coverage as component of their long-expression occupation plans. The scholarship winners were declared at SCAG’s Regional Council meeting.
“We are honored to have the prospect to help these learners in the upcoming phase of their academic journeys. They are exceptional youthful adults and potential leaders for our area,” stated Clint Lorimore, SCAG President, an Eastvale City Councilmember and member of the SCAG Scholarship Committee.
As portion of the application course of action, college students have been needed to submit a concluded software kind a bare minimum 500-word essay, two letters of suggestion and a present-day academic transcript.
Busch graduates later this thirty day period from Citrus College and will attend Yale College this slide, majoring in political science.
“I want to go into a political occupation and come to be a politician. Serving and supporting people today is what I like to do,” she wrote, introducing that her own encounters as a foster little one have pushed her to be “a voice for these who are much too frightened to discuss for themselves.”
Fantini graduates Thursday from Granada Hills Charter Faculty and will go to the College of Chicago with a double important in public coverage reports and economics.
“Poverty is a preference manufactured by leaders and policymakers, who have unsuccessful to action up to the plate in addressing failures in general public policy implementations for decades,” he wrote. “I am of the conviction that respectable authorities has an obligation to act in the finest fascination of the bigger collective. Still, additional typically than not, it feels as if individuals at the bottom rungs of the socioeconomic ladder get the brief stop of the stick in phrases of plan.”
Granda graduates afterwards this thirty day period from the Webb Educational facilities in Claremont and will show up at Cornell College, majoring in policy investigation and management.
“Above the yrs, I have figured out that everybody has a purpose to perform when it arrives to social duty,” she wrote. “Silence is simply an acceptance of the latest standing of the planet. We have to discuss up because our actions currently dictate our long run.”
In addition to Lorimore, this year’s SCAG Scholarship Committee was comprised of 15 Regional Council customers and three reps from education and business. On the committee from Los Angeles County had been: Margaret Finlay, symbolizing the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Ray Hamada, representing the Gateway Towns Council of Governments John Lee and Frank Yokoyama, symbolizing the City of Los Angeles David Shapiro, representing the Las Virgenes Malibu Council of Governments Randall Lewis, Lewis Team of Corporations So-Ra Baek, Cal Poly Pomona and James Moore, University of Southern California.