The Alhambra Chamber of Commerce is once again providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors from high schools in Alhambra. The $1000 scholarships will be provided to graduating seniors who will be attending a community college or four year institution and who are currently working. The deadline to apply is April 30 at 5pm.
In partnering with local businesses, the Chamber is working to support local students in pursuit of higher education as they face the challenge of significantly rising costs of obtaining a post-secondary degree. In service to its mission to foster a community where all businesses can thrive, these awards will support those who are already working to support our local economy by choice or by necessity. With the responsibility and time it takes to hold down a job while going to school, these working students have less time for other activities that might normally help attract scholarships or aid to support their pursuit of higher education. The Chamber’s scholarship program recognizes that and seeks to fill in some of the financial gap.
With a focus on students who are already in the workforce, this scholarship will be given to students who have been employed since at least January 1, 2022 for at least 4 hours per week (on average). Students working in Alhambra will get additional consideration, but any student at Alhambra High, Mark Keppel, San Gabriel, and Ramona Convent who is working and also seeking higher education is encouraged to apply.
Applicants will need to provide a letter from their employer indicating their employment timeframe as well a letter of recommendation from their counselor. These documents will be submitted online, as well as the answer to a question about what they’ve learned from their work experience and their future goals because of the experience. The $1,000 checks will be awarded to the recipients of this scholarship contingent upon proof of acceptance and enrollment in the academic program specified on their application.
The Chamber scholarships are coordinated through the Alhambra Foundation, which has a mission to improve the Alhambra community. For more information on the scholarship and to apply, interested applicants can visit the Alhambra Chamber website at https://www.alhambrachamber.org/Scholarships. Those wishing to contribute to this year’s scholarship fund can contact the Chamber office at (626) 282-8481.