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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.  

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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 Saturday, March 7, 2020. 

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.

 


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Download the essential information regarding the scholarship

>> Download the fillable PDF application(PDF)

>> Note: If the PDF application is not saving correctly on your MAC/PC, use this Microsoft Word version of the application (Word)

>> Download a one-page poster to publicize the scholarship (PDF) (JPEG)

>> Learn about past scholarship winners 

>> Scholarship Deadline: Saturday March 7, 2020

>> 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.