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 an additional eighth scholarship award that is not tied to a specific county, but could be awarded at the Committee’s discretion). 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.
SCAG’s annual Regional Conference & General Assembly hosted a special Student Showcase session featuring sustainability-themed GIS Story maps selected through a competitive application process. This was an opportunity for students to share their work with more than 900 elected officials, planners and regional leaders.