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) $2,000 scholarships available to 2023 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 21, 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 Assistant, 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 2022 Scholarships were Deborah Oyawe and Olivia Dyer.

Olivia graduated from Cedar Hill High School as a Dual Scholar. She currently attends Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana and majors in Business. Over her high school career, Olivia became a National Honor Society member, a student volunteer for CHAT, and ran track. 

Deborah also graduated from Cedar Hill High School. She is a Liberal Arts major at The University of Texas at Austin and plans to become a production manager. Deborah was a member of the National Honor Society, the Upward Bound Math and Science Program, and sings in her church choir.