We’ve partnered with the City of El Monte and the El Monte Union High School District to offer scholarships to graduating seniors.
The City of El Monte and the El Monte Union High School District are partnering with the Interwest Community Foundation to offer scholarships to graduating seniors. Select students will be awarded a total of $3,000 they can use to offset the costs of attending a four-year university in 2020.
“The cost of living and attending college in California continues to increase every year,” said El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero. “We want our students and their families to know they have our community’s support to pursue a higher education—and that the costs shouldn’t hold them back from learning what they want to learn.”
Applications for the 2020 Interwest Community Foundation scholarships opened Monday, March 9th, and closed at midnight on Friday, April 10th.
“Our goal is to help students who show potential be successful with the hope that they will return upon graduation to become leaders in their community,” said Interwest Consulting Group President Terry Rodrigue. “We recognize students face many challenges both in school and at home; therefore, we look beyond grades and test scores to consider how they have overcome life situations.”
The Interwest Community Foundation awards additional scholarships to students in several California cities, including Bell, Rosemead and Maywood. This is the first year it will be awarding scholarships to students in El Monte.