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The City of West Hollywood will open its application window for the 2022 Youth Scholarship Program on March 1, 2022. The program awards $2,000 to high school seniors who reside in West Hollywood and are pursuing post-secondary education in a accredited college, university or trade/vocational school. Students must have completed 150 verified hours of community service to be considered. The application period for the Youth Scholarship Program is open from March 1, 2022 to May 6, 2022, or until the first four completed applications have been accepted. The scholarship money can be used for any expenses incurred in pursuit of post-secondary education at an accredited college, university, or trade/vocational school.

To be eligible for a youth scholarship, students must meet the following conditions:

  • Residence – Applicant is a resident of West Hollywood at the time the scholarship application is submitted and awarded. Please click here for a map of West Hollywood.
  • Secondary Education – Applicant is a high school student ready to graduate or someone receiving a GED.
  • Post-Secondary Education – Applicant plans to attend college, university, or trade/vocational school and has proof of acceptance into a post-secondary institution.
  • Community Service – Applicant has completed and provided verification of 150 hours of community service.

More information and application instructions are available by visiting www.weho.org/youthscholarship.

The Youth Scholarship Program is hosted by the City of West Hollywood, but scholarship funds come entirely from individual and community donations. The City has awarded 40 scholarships to young people since the start of the program. To support the program, the City encourages donations from community members, organizations and businesses in the area. Community members who wish to donate to the Youth Bursary Program can do so at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/youthsco.

The City of West Hollywood established the West Hollywood Youth Scholarship Program in 2007 and it is one of the first city government-sponsored programs of its kind in the country. The Youth Scholarship Program recognizes the importance of education to our community and encourages and supports local students interested in pursuing their education beyond high school. Please visit the city’s website at www.weho.org/services/social-services/children-and-youth-services and click on the Youth Bursary Program page for more information and the link to application.

For more information, please contact the City of West Hollywood Division of Social Services at [email protected] or by calling (323) 848-6510. For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

The city of West Hollywood remains in a declared local emergency in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. West Hollywood City Hall is open for in-person transactions by appointment; to make an appointment, go to www.weho.org/appointments. City Hall services remain accessible by phone at (323) 848-6400 and through the City’s website at www.weho.org. City of West Hollywood coronavirus information is available at www.weho.org/coronavirus.

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For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about the City of West Hollywood, please contact City of West Hollywood Public Information Officer Sheri A. Lunn at (323) 848-6391 or [email protected]

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