The High Desert Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has awarded ten (10) scholarships of $1,500 each to local students. Four (4) recipients were returning college students and six (6) were high school seniors.
Since 2000, the APWA High Desert Branch has been issuing 10 to 11 scholarships based on preferred majors associated with Public Works, GPA, and financial need.
This year’s scholarship winners are:
Joaquin Favela Espinoza – Antelope Valley High School
Adan MontesDeOca – Antelope Valley High School
Sungwon (Kevin) Cho – University Preparatory School
David Chadwick – Saugus High School
Abigail Matheny – Highland High School
Leizelle Mitchell – Eastside High School
Ariana Hernandez – UC Davis
Ashley Martinez – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Brett Glidden – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Ashlyn Hahn - UCLA
The High Desert Branch of the APWA represents jurisdictions located in the Santa Clarita, Victor, and Antelope Valleys.
The purpose of the American Public Works Association (APWA) is the advancement of the theory and practice of the design, construction, maintenance, administration, and operation of public works facilities and services; the dissemination of information and experience upon, and the promotion of improved practices in public works administration; the encouragement of the adherence by public works officials to a high professional standard; and the professional and social improvement of its members; and the promotion of cooperation among all public, quasi-public, and private persons, firms, corporations, bodies, utilities, and agencies which have interests in the field of public works.