Imperial County Launches 2021 Fellowship Program for Third-Year College Students

Five undergraduate students in Imperial County who wish to make change in their communities will soon be eligible for up to $20,000 in grants.

The County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2021 Fellowship program last month. It’s a $1 million Public Benefits Program fund that qualifying students can use toward housing, food, and other needs.

To qualify, individuals must:

  • Be a high school graduate of Imperial County
  • Between the ages of 18-24 at application
  • Be entering third year of undergraduate coursework at an accredited college or university
  • Have and maintain a 3.5 GPA
  • Complete a County service project
  • Complete the Work Academy
  • Maintain ongoing communication with mentor
  • Commit to 18 months of full-time, limited term employment with the County after graduation