Chloe Niebla was announced Thursday as the Orange County recipient of a Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) 2020 scholarship.
Niebla was among 10 students from across Southern California who will receive $4,000 each in financial support.
The SCAG scholarship program, now in its 10th year, is intended to provide financial support to a select group of high school and community college students who have expressed interest in urban planning and public policy as part of their long-term career goals.
“We’re so happy to be able to help these students in the next stage of their academic journeys. They are remarkable young adults and future leaders for our region,” said Rex Richardson, SCAG President and a Long Beach City Councilmember.
As part of the application process, students were required to submit a completed application form; a minimum 500-word essay, two letters of recommendation and a current academic transcript.
SCAG is the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization, representing six counties, 191 cities and nearly 19 million residents. SCAG undertakes a variety of planning and policy initiatives to plan for a livable and sustainable Southern California now and in the future. For more information about SCAG’s regional efforts, please visit www.scag.ca.gov.
The article above was released by SCAG.