Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel
Southern California Chapter
Student Leadership Conference
The WESTOP SoCal Scholarship Fund was founded to assist first generation, low-income, disabled, veteran, and/or underrepresented students in completing their educational goals. The Student Leadership Scholarship award is $500. The awards are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors and college students who are nominated by a current and paid WESTOP SoCal voting member.
Nominator must be a CURRENT and PAID voting member of WESTOP SoCal.
If you have questions about your “Current and Paid” status please contact:
TRIO Talent Search
Phone: (805) 493-3310
Each program may nominate only ONE (1) student for the 2020 WESTOP So Cal SLC Scholarship.
The nominated student must be a current and active participant in an Equal Educational Opportunity Program (EOC, McNair, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Cal SOAP, EOP(S), GEAR Up, etc.).
High school seniors and college students must intend to enroll full-time (12 units) in an accredited college or university for the 2020 - 2021 academic year.
Application available: 02/05/2020
Application deadline: 03/13/2020 by 11:59 pm
Scholarship Process and Instructions: There are 3 parts to complete for consideration.
Online Application can be found and submitted at:
WESTOP SoCal Student Leadership Conference Scholarship Application 2019
Part I: Scholarship Application and Part II: Nominator Form have been designed with the intent to have the Student and Nominator fill out / sign / submit at the same time. Please have documents such as personal statements, transcripts, Recommender Form and Recommendation Letter ready to upload to complete the application process.
Part I: Scholarship Application (Student Information)
Part II: Nominator
-Nominator must be present when student is submitting application because nominator’s e-signature will be required.
Part III: Recommendation Form and Letter – Must be submitted from a counselor, professor, teacher, or any individual who can assess the academic aptitude and/or personal qualities of the scholarship applicant.
-The recommendation form can be accessed through the following link:
***Note: The student will have to scan and upload both a Recommendation Form and Letter of Recommendation from their recommender, so it is important that they obtain these documents before they submit their application.
We encourage all nominators to walk through the application process with their selected student. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to either of the SLC Scholarship chairs, Victoria Garcia (firstname.lastname@example.org) or myself, Claudia Sanchez (email@example.com). We’re excited for this year’s Student Leadership Conference and look forward to seeing you all soon!
Should you have any questions regarding the 2020 Scholarship application, please do not hesitate to contact the SLC Scholarship Chair:
Claudia Sanchez, M.A.
Interim Advising Coordinator
Upward Bound Program
California State University, Northridge
Phone: (818) 677-2515