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Youth Activist Scholarship

2020 Youth Activist Scholarship

13 May 2020 Published in Youth Activist Scholarship
2020 is the 13th year that the ACLU of Utah is awarding scholarships to Utah’s outstanding college-bound high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties activism. A committee of educators and community leaders met (virtually) in March to review applications from more than 20 inspiring young activists around the state. These four students were chosen for their inspirational work in standing up for civil liberties in their schools and communities. Ria Agrawal
  Emory Bouffard
  Dulce Horn
  Ainsley Moench
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High School Seniors: Apply Now for Youth Activist Scholarship

31 January 2020 Published in Youth Activist Scholarship
2020 will be the 13th 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.  

2019 Youth Activist Scholarship Winners

06 May 2019 Published in Youth Activist Scholarship
2019 is the 12th year that the ACLU of Utah is awarding scholarships to Utah’s outstanding college-bound high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties activism.

2018 Youth Activist Scholarship Winners

11 May 2018 Published in Youth Activist Scholarship
Youth activists claim over $10,000 in scholarship awards!  2018 is the eleventh year that the ACLU of Utah is awarding scholarships to Utah’s outstanding college-bound high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties activism.

2017 Youth Activist Scholarship Winners

26 May 2017 Published in Youth Activist Scholarship
Jessica Rodriguez and Yearim De Leon were chosen for their strong commitment to protecting and enhancing civil liberties in their schools and communities. They talk about the importance of community engagement and activism in this short video.

Scholarship Winners

09 September 2014 Published in Youth Activist Scholarship
2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 2020 Ria Agarwal - Rowland Hall Emory Bouffard - Academy of Math, Science, and Engineering Dulce Horn - Rowland Hall  Ainsely Moench - Skyline High School           2019 Saida Dahir is a trailblazer. The 18-year-old Somali-American Muslim came to the U.S. as a child refugee and became an activist by combating the stereotypes she faced in her everyday life. Saida uses her powerful words and emotions to connect with people from all different walks of life through her poetry and engagement with groups like Black Lives Matter Utah, March For Our Lives Utah, and Utah Environmental Solutions. Saida strives to be the representative of power and responsibility that she never saw growing up  Jeniel Zimmerman’s passion for activism can’t be stopped. In between serving on the March For Our Lives Utah board and running the Gay-Straight Alliance at Mountain View High School in Orem, she organized a school walkout and planned the Utah County Youth Climate Strike. Next fall, she’s headed to the University of Utah’s Honor's College to earn a degree in political science before attending law school to become a civil rights lawyer and show that queer youth can overcome the unique challenges…

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