Maxwell Young is a 2023 Pedrozzi Scholar. He is now studying at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He shares, “For me, the Pedrozzi Foundation Scholarship will help reduce the overall amount of money my family and I will need in order for me to finish my education. I am excited to be attending Cal Poly SLO for a BS in City and Regional Planning. Urban and regional planners are incredibly important for helping to create healthy and sustainable communities through the physical structure of their environment. Most entry level planners are required to have a master’s degree in city planning in order to have the skills necessary to begin their careers. Most of these careers are located in the public sector and they are not as highly paid as other professions. However, my love for city planning and making a difference in the communities I live in is not dependent on money. This is why the Pedrozzi Scholarship is so important to me, as it helps to reduce the burden on my family.”