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The Next Generation of Environmental Stewards – Update

CATEGORY: In the News |
On Jan 15, 2021


The first two recipients have received their scholarships and we all look forward to seeing their accomplishments in the future. Congratulations Katherine and Jaime!

For the first time, Friends of Griffith Park will be offering scholarships to two students of color from the class of 2021 attending the North Hollywood High School Zoo Magnet Center, better known as the Zoo Magnet School.

The Zoo Magnet, located in the heart of Griffith Park, is an excellent place to find a scholarship recipient who reflects our organization’s beliefs and values. A highly academic curriculum with emphasis on animal studies and biological sciences, the school provides its students the unique opportunity to observe and conduct research at the adjacent zoo facilities.

The impulse for initiating this scholarship program arose from a desire to address the racial inequality that exists within our community and will strive to make the wonders of Griffith Park equally accessible to all Angelenos. This scholarship seeks to broaden and extend that spirit of generosity to the larger community, and aims to support students of color by assisting with financial expenses and educating future environmental stewards.

All applicants to our scholarship will be given honorary memberships to FoGP, increasing both membership and diversity.

~Anna Josenhans, FoGP Board member

Miguel’s comments begin about minute 26…
FoGP Boardmember Miguel Ordeñana’s comments at the Awards Ceremony 




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