Youth Activist Scholarship

Application Information

Sign Up to View

ALREADY SIGNED UP? LOG IN

Amount
Awarded

$1,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 29

Friday
Awarded By:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two or more awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a high school senior at time of application.
  3. Must be planning on entering an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student.
  4. Must have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of graduation. A grade point average lower than 3.0 will be accepted as long as an explanation is provided.
  5. Must have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism.
  6. Must be a Utah resident.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Utah high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties though some form of activism are eligible for this scholarship.

Application requirements for the Youth Activist Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: Past national scholarship winners were recognized for a wide variety of civil liberties activism including: starting an organization to inform students and faculty about high school military recruitment efforts that targeted students of color; working to defend free speech and political expression in the school newspaper; creating a documentary about the internment of Japanese Americans; fighting for racial and socioeconomic justice in area high schools; advocating for comprehensive sex education and youth rights; and fighting against the harassment and bullying faced by gay students by starting a gay-straight alliance.

Award Amount: $1,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 29

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 29

Applications are available online on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah website. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following: his/her most recent transcript; an essay of 1,000 words or less describing his/her civil liberties activism, including his/her understanding of what it means to be a civil liberties activist, specific examples of how he/she has demonstrated his/her dedication to civil liberties, challenges that he/she had to overcome in doing so, and how he/she showed leadership in his/her actions; and a completed recommendation form (included with the application). The application and all supporting documents must be submitted to the address listed by the deadline date.
Contact: Lauren Burns
Address: 355 North 300 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84103

Save time. Let us search for you.

Narrow down over 1,000,000 scholarships with personalized results.

Get matched to scholarships that are perfect for you!

Start Your Search

Save time. Let us search for you.

Narrow down over 1,000,000 scholarships with personalized results.

Get matched to scholarships that are perfect for you!

START YOUR SEARCH