Waste Management Scholarship Application

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The Zula B. Wylie Public Library is very proud to announce that Waste Management is sponsoring two (2) $1,500 scholarships available to 2022 high school graduates with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who want to further their education, whether it is at a university, junior college or trade school. The graduates must attend Cedar Hill ISD and/or be a resident of the City of Cedar Hill. The scholarship is coordinated by the Zula B. Wylie Public Library and award recipients will be invited to a Cedar Hill City Council meeting in June to be presented with the scholarship.

It is important that the application form be completed in its entirety.  This application must be accompanied by:

  1. Official high school transcript
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation—at least one must be from the school principal, counselor, or teacher.
  3. An essay that is no more than two pages double-spaced describing the role you can play in helping the sustainability of your community.

Applications are due by 5:00pm on Friday, April 22, 2022.  

Applications can be turned into the front desk of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library (225 Cedar St.) or, if after library hours, may be placed into the Book Drop.

Click here for the application form and details.

Please contact Rachel Burke, Library Executive Secretary, for more information regarding the scholarship at (972) 291-7323 ext. 1318 or via email: rachel.burke@cedarhilltx.com.

You can learn more about the city’s Growing Green Initiative and sustainability by visiting the city’s Growing Green website.


The winners of the 2021 Scholarships were Brendon Walker and Rayven Thurman.

Rayven Thurmon is graduating from Newman International High School and is planning to attend Langston University in Langston, OK.  She is planning to study Broadcast Journalism with a goal of becoming a film producer.   She is on our Cedar Hill Mayor’s Teen Council and is in leadership roles with the Yearbook staff at her school.   She is also a photographer

Brendon Walker is a graduate from Cedar Hill High School.  He plans to attend Houston Baptist University this Fall.  He is majoring in Legal Studies with hopes of becoming an oil/gas attorney.  He is an active member of Mission Cedar Hill and is also a musician.