LocationAlhambra , CA United States
Alhambra residents may know Grassroots Alhambra as the organization behind a ballot measure to change election rules in Alhambra and that advocated for a more robust environmental study for the Lowe’s development.
But the organization is casting its net wider, offering a $500 scholarship to five high school seniors who attend Alhambra’s high schools — Alhambra High School, Century High School, Mark Keppel High School, San Gabriel High School and Ramona Convent Secondary School — in order to engage with the larger community.
“As much as we’re engaged in these issues around the city, we also wanted to participate in family discourse and be welcome to other conversations besides these other issues that we’re known for,” said Jose Aguayo, Grassroots Alhambra’s executive director. The scholarship is not limited to students attending a four-year college, but for those who want to go to vocational school and community college.
The scholarship application has three questions that allow Grassroots Alhambra to get to know the student, how they want to give back to the community and what they want to do with their education. Their engagement doesn’t have to be political.
Grassroots Alhambra has seen some interest from the community so far in the scholarship, but hopes that more students apply. “I’m hopeful that we can help as many students as possible,” he said.
The Grassroots Alhambra scholarship deadline is Friday, April 20. For information on how to apply, visit Grassroots Alhambra’s website.