The Youth@Work 2019 Conference – Planet Shakers
Hilton Long Beach
January 22 – 24, 2019
Sponsored by the California Workforce Association
Dwight Brydie Scholarship Fund History
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 California Workforce Association’s 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. If you or your organization is interested in contributing to the scholarship please email email@example.com, Subject line: DB Sponsorship
General Scholarship Criteria
General Scholarship Criteria
Applicants for the Dwight Brydie Scholarship Fund must be a youth:
· Between 16 – 24 years’ old;
· A resident of California;
· Currently participating in a WIOA funded youth program; and,
· Enrolled in high school & planning to attend college or post-secondary education or training; or, currently attending college or post-secondary education or training
Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. 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.
Scholarships are up to $1,000 per person and should be used to offset the costs for tuition, books, fees, transportation costs and other related and relevant training expenses,
Notification of the applicant and the sponsor will be made no later than December 14, 2018, the award will be presented during the luncheon at the Conference on Wednesday, January 23rd. Winning applicants are expected to attend the conference. The conference will be at the Hilton Long Beach, CA.
Sponsorship for the Dwight Brydie Scholarship
The California Workforce Association hosts the yearly awards luncheon at the Youth@Work conference. If you or your organization would be interested in sponsoring or contributing to the scholarship awards please contact CWA Program Manager, Megan Bailey for details; firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-325-1610
Below: Youth@Work 2018 – The underwriting of the Dwight Brydie Scholarships was generously provided by Grant Associates
Picture (L-R): Session MC – Nick Schultz, Executive Director, Pacific Gateway Workforce Board; Speaker – The Honorable Brian Dahle, First Assembly District, California State Assembly; 2018 Dwight Brydie Scholarship Recipient – Hugo Corona, Youth Enrichment Services Program, The Hayward Center for Education and Careers Adult School; Marlena Sessions, Vice President for Public and Private Partnerships, Grant Associates; Bob Lanter, Executive Director, California Workforce Association
NOTE: Application will be accepted for in-program youth only. Final date to submit application is electronically COB, December 7, 2018. Notification of award winners will be announced the afternoon of Wednesday, December 18, 2018 by phone or email.
2019 Dwight Brydie Winners
Who will be the 2019 winners…? Be sure to join us at the Youth@Work 2019 conference at the Hilton Long Beach, January 22-24, 2019 (January 23rd scholarship luncheon).
2018 Dwight Brydie Winners
Recipient: Ana Mariana Sotomayor Palomino
Program: Para Los Ninos Youth Workforce Services – Central YouthSource Center Los Angeles, https://www.paralosninos.org/, The City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB) http://www.wiblacity.org/
Recipient: Celena Johnson
Program: Youth Enrichment Services Program, The Hayward Center for Education and Careers Adult School http://www.has.edu/, Alameda County Workforce Development Board (WDB) http://acwdb.org/
Recipient: Hugo Corona
Program: Youth Enrichment Services Program, The Hayward Center for Education and Careers Adult School, Alameda County Workforce Development Board (WDB) http://acwdb.org/
2017 Dwight Brydie Winners
Recipient: Cindy (Ya Xin) Guan
Program: National Council of La Raza’s Escalera Program, Para Los Ninos Youth Workforce Services, https://www.paralosninos.org/, The City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB) http://www.wiblacity.org/
Recipient: Harley Hubbard
Program: Conservation Corps – North Bay, Sonoma County Workforce Board
Recipient: Nilton Serva
Program: ReSet Program, Bay Area Community Resources, Contra Costa Workforce Development Board