The Broward League of Cities recently awarded $2,500 scholarships to two Broward County high school seniors with their hearts set on careers in public service. Sabrina Rapoport of Cooper City High School, and Madison Stauffer of Coral Glades High School plan to pursue college educations focused on public service, public policy, government, or community affairs.
Rapoport will graduate from Cooper City High School with a 3.78 GPA and more than 333 hours of community service under her belt. When she arrives at Mount Holyoke College in the fall, she plans to study Political Science with a possible double major in Mass Communications.
Stauffer will graduate from Coral Glades High School with a 3.9 GPA and more than 285 hours of community service. She has a strong sense of community, which will motivate her to earn a degree in Political Science with a minor in Public Leadership at the University of Florida.
Since 2010, the Broward League of Cities’ Scholarship for Government Studies program has donated more than $45,000 in financial assistance to local high school seniors pursuing careers in municipal government. These students also demonstrated an impressive resume of internships and volunteer work in governmental, community, and legislative environments. The students were selected from a number of applicants who reside in cities across Broward County.
“We want to support our youth who are interested in a career path of public service,” said Traci Callari, president of the Broward League of Cities. “It is so important to aid our student’s passion for change, at such a young age, and to encourage them to get involved with our municipalities. They will be the builders of our future.”
To learn more about the Broward League of Cities, call (954) 357- 7370 or visit the organization’s website.