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.


- 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

- Commit to 4-hours to promote APWA, serve the community and advocate Scholarship Program

- Students must major in a Public Works related field such as:

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Construction Management

Environmental Studies

Geographic Information Systems

Landscape Architecture

Arborist/ Landscape Design

CAD Design/Drafting

Construction Inspection

Computer Technician

Fleet/Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Public Works


Transportation Technician

Water & Wastewater Technicians

Past Scholarship Recipients

2022 Scholarship Recipients

2021 Scholarship Recipients

2020 Scholarship Recipients

2019 Scholarship Recipients

2018 Scholarship Recipients

2017 Scholarship Recipients

2016 Scholarship Recipients

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Committee Members

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.  

Ms. Jesseca Martinez, EIT

Mark Thomas


Ms. Lisette Bice



Mr. Carlos Castellanos, PE

City of Anaheim
(714) 497-3671


Mr. Harvey Gobas, PE, ENV SP

Gobas Engineering Management Services, Inc.
(562) 618-3181


Mr. Diego Cadena

(626) 458-4008

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