Regional Council Approves Recommendations for 2020 Scholarship Awards


The Regional Council today voted to approve the Scholarship Committee recommendations for the 2020 SCAG Scholarship Program Awards. This year, SCAG received 93 applications from high school and community college students from across the region. Ten outstanding students were selected for scholarships, representing all six of SCAG’s member counties. The scholarship recipients include: Aaliyah Felix (El Centro), Ashley Anderson (Covina), Doyup Kwon (Torrance), Chloe Niebla (Westminster), Mirabella Smith (Canyon Lake), Ysabella Sardillo (Apple Valley), Kimiko Stafford (Thousand Oaks), Emily Hardesty (Long Beach), and Andrea Hansen (Chino Hills). Continuing the partnership established from the 2019 awards, the California Transportation Foundation agreed to fund an additional scholarship for 2020, which will be awarded to Chiari Palagi (Riverside). The SCAG Scholarship Program provides each awardee with both a monetary scholarship of $4,000 and a two-week internship with SCAG or a local planning agency, in order to help students build the foundation for a career in urban planning and local government. Congratulations to these future leaders in Southern California’s planning and governing community!​