Due to the closure of many schools across the nation, A.S.L.A. and Piña Soul, SPC. decided to launch this scholarship for 2021-2022. This will be an ongoing scholarship starting in 2021-2022.
Sponsored by Piña Soul SPC, the Edward Vidaurrazaga Eco-Scholarship provides funding to a graduating high school senior from ASLA (Ànimo South Los Angeles Charter High School), who is pursuing higher education—either at a four-year university, community college, or trade school.
This scholarship will be mailed to awardee and the awardee will be recognized at Ánimo's Senior Awards Banquet. The scholarship can be utilized to cover expenses post-graduation (i.e. college, housing, relocating, etc.) The awardee will be selected by our Piña Soul, SPC board. BASIC ELIGIBILITY:
To apply, students must be a graduating senior from Ànimo South Los Angeles Charter High School AND:
1. Be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of a 2.5 &
2. Plan to enroll in a four- year university, community college or trade school.
Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, there are many environmental challenges our communities face as a result of environmental racism. Some of these environmental challenges include air pollution, poor water quality, noise pollution, etc. In your essay (of 600-1,000 words) please address the following questions;
1. What is one environmental challenge that you believe has had the most impact in your community?
2. How has this environmental challenge impacted your community?
3. What are some of the environmental solutions that can help address this environmental challenge and help create a healthier environment in South Los Angeles?
4. What qualities are important for environmental leaders in your community to embody? Why?
Applications should be submitted by April 30th of each year.
About Ànimo South Los Angeles Charter High School
"Ánimo is a Spanish word with great significance; it means: vigor, mind, spirit, valor, and the courage to overcome odds. The students at ASLA embody this meaning and much more. Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School was established in August, 2004 to prepare ethnically and economically diverse students for college, leadership and life.
Fueled by the high dropout rates within the surrounding area schools, ASLA started with a group of 140 9th graders and a staff of 7 teachers and 2 administrators who were committed to making a difference in the South Los Angeles community. Currently, ASLA has 3 Administrators, 2 Counselors, 1 Special Education Coordinator, 2 Resource Specialist, and 26 teachers. ASLA is part of Green Dot Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school management organization that is committed to opening quality, high performing middle & high schools in Los Angeles. The underlying belief at ASLA is that all students deserve an education that will provide them with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to be successful in college and life."
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