Fourth year Interior Design student Lorena Perez has been awarded the Ebell Scholarship from Ebell of Los Angeles. For the past 100 years, the scholarship fund has supported dedicated students who live and attend school in the county of Los Angeles. As Ebell states, the scholarship fund is endowed by women who value education and it was established for undergraduates who have completed their first year of studies. To date, over 4,750 scholars have been supported on their academic journeys totaling over 6 million dollars.
As Perez explains, “Growing up, I was always interested in both interior design and architecture and often found that the two blended within each other. It was not until I was in the process of transferring from College of the Canyons to Woodbury that I decided to pursue interior design. I chose interior design because I liked the smaller, more personal scale, and the impact it has on human experiences.” She goes on to note that, “I enjoy Woodbury’s small class sizes which create a close community among students and professors. Woodbury has introduced me to valuable friendships and mentors, and for that I am very grateful.”
The Ebell of Los Angeles is an educational and philanthropic organization founded by women, for women in 1894. Their mission is to participate in and encourage the educational, cultural and social growth of the diverse Los Angeles community; and to conserve and protect their historic Clubhouse, collections and Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Ebell Scholarships range from $3,000 per year for two-year community college students to $5,000 per year for students attending a four-year university. Scholarships continue for a maximum of three years while the student is enrolled as an undergraduate and maintains Ebell eligibility requirements. Scholar recipients are chosen based on economic need, academic achievement, and community service.