Since 1997 the Southern California Chapter of APWA has conducted a Scholarship Program benefitting students who live in or attend school in our region. Since its inception, our Chapter has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships, allowing high school seniors and undergraduate college students who maintain a passion for community involvement and volunteerism, to continue to achieve their educational and career goals. To be eligible for an APWA Scholarship, students must major in a Public Works related field such as Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Technical Trade, etc...; plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in a trade school, community college or university during the upcoming fall semester/quarter; meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50; and commit to 4-hours to promote APWA, serve the community and advocate Scholarship Program. The committee, made up of 6 volunteers, is responsible for preparing the flyer in the spring, advertising, updating, receiving and scoring the applications, notifying the recipients, assembly a program with student pictures and bios, organizing the award ceremony luncheon in July and verifying enrollment and commitments prior to issuing the scholarship check in the fall. Applications for the 2021 scholarships will be available early next year.