YOUTH@WORK 2018 “Inspiring Minds, Changing Lives!”


Dwight Brydie Scholarship Fund

History About the Scholarship Fund & General Information
Dwight Brydie, a longstanding employee of EDD, was a committed & passionate advocate for youth, prior to his untimely death in January 2006. Dwight understood the need to and value of reaching youth on the youth level.
To honor his memory, the California Workforce Association has established a scholarship program in his name to assist in-program youth in California in achieving their educational and employment goals for the future. The $1000 scholarships are awarded yearly at the CWA Youth Conference – Youth@Work.
Depending on the number of contributions to the Fund, we will offer two or more scholarships in 2018. The criteria and instructions to apply for the 2018 scholarship are indicated below. We encourage and invite applications from all eligible youth.         
Scholarship Criteria 
Applicants for the Dwight Brydie Scholarship Fund must be a youth:
– Currently participating in a youth employment program
– In high school and planning to attend college or post-secondary education or training; or, attending college or post-secondary education or training
– Between the ages of 16 and 24
– A resident of California
The Scholarship Committee will review applications. Serious candidates are responsible youth who want to make a better life for themselves, demonstrate leadership potential and/or provide positive role models for other youth, show the ability to make good choices, and who desire to improve their skills and abilities to succeed in the workplace. Foster youth transitioning to independence and youth with disabilities will be given special consideration, although all youth will be considered.
See the Application link below for more details and application. If you have questions in regards to the application process, or the scholarship please contact Megan Bailey at 

Click Here for Dwight Brydie Application (PDF)

NOTE: Application will be accepted for in-program youth only. Final date to submit application is electronically COB, December 8, 2017.

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