The Community Foundation of the Verdugos is currently accepting applications from graduating high school seniors attending Burbank public and private schools for the Gonzales Harris Bilingual Scholarship award. Three of these scholarships are given annually, ranging between $2000 and $6000 per award, depending on college/school attendance.
The scholarship is also open to college students attending an accredited community college, four-year college or vocational school, having graduated from a Verdugo region public or private school. A minimum overall 3.5 GPA and proof of U.S. Citizenship are required. The applicant must also demonstrate written and verbal fluency in both Spanish and English.
The student must submit a personal essay outlining the importance of education and contributing back to the community. The essay should refer to the student’s bilingual fluency and the benefits of being able to speak Spanish and English, including connections to cultural awareness and citizenship.
Graduating Spanish English Bilingual students in the Burbank, Glendale and Foothill communities are welcome to apply. The deadline for applications is March 7. For more information and to submit an application, visit the Community Foundation of the Verdugos website. Scholarship winners will be notified via mail by May 1.
The Phil Ellis Scholarship for business and related studies majors and the John Krikorian Scholarship for Journalism majors are also open to Burbank residents. More information on these scholarships and other awards for graduating high school seniors can be found online.