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High School Seniors: Apply Now for Youth Activist Scholarship

29 January 2021 Published in Youth Activist Scholarship

2021 will be the 14th year that the ACLU of Utah will award scholarships to eligible college bound Utah high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism.  20 scholarshipposter 1js 120

We will offer four (4) scholarships of $3,500 each for a total of $14,000 in scholarships awarded.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, March 22, 2021. 

Apply Now

We are grateful for the support of the B. W. Bastian Foundation and McCarthey Family Foundation for this year's scholarship program. 

To qualify for the scholarship you must:

  • Be a Utah resident;
  • Be a current high school senior planning on entering an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student;
  • Have attained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. If the GPA is less than 3.0, the applicant is still eligible but must submit an explanation for the lower GPA;
  • Have proof of strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism addressing such issues as equality, racial justice, free speech, religious freedom, tolerance, and privacy.



>> Learn about past scholarship winners 

>> Scholarship Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2021

>> For questions or more information, call 801-871-0331; or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.