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 Regional Council’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.
SCAG is inviting college and university students in the region an opportunity to conceptualize, create, and submit ArcGIS StoryMaps using SCAG’s open data. This is a meaningful way to tell a story or provide insight, showcase plans and projects, engage supporters and stakeholders, illustrate the possibilities of data, and highlight the usefulness of open data at the regional level.
The 2021 Student Showcase will be a virtual StoryMap competition with two award categories: Innovation and Planning. An internal staff of planning professionals will evaluate the projects and select four winners.
In all, there will be a total of $6,000 awarded (one $2,000 first place prize and one runner-up $1,000 prize each per category).