The Broward League of Cities recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to four outstanding Broward County high school seniors who plan to pursue a major in public administration, political science or another government-related field.

Hollywood resident, Jason Silveira, a McArthur High School student was one of the four recipients.

Jason plans to attend the University of Florida to study International Relations and Business. He is president and founder of LEEO (Linking Education and Employment Outcomes), which is a business club that has secured more than $10,000 in grants for school programs. He is a member of the Speech and Debate Honor Society, National Speech and Debate Association Academic All American and a Silver Knight nominee in Business as well as a youth ambassador to the City of Hollywood and acts as a liaison between his peers and local government.

In its 8th year, the Broward League of Cities’ Scholarship for Government Studies program has donated a total of $32,000 to students who are preparing for a career in public service and have demonstrated their involvement in work, volunteer service, internships in public, governmental, community and legislative environments.  The four recipients were selected from applicants representing all of Broward County.

“The Broward League of Cities congratulates these young scholars for their hard work and commitment to become tomorrow’s leaders,” said Dan Daley, President, Broward League of Cities. “Representing elected officials from Broward County’s 31 cities and municipalities, we are so pleased to shine the spotlight on these four highly deserving students and commend them for their dedication to their education, their achievements in the community and their passion for political science and government.”