Youth Activist Scholarship
Scholarships Available For Utah High School Seniors Who Have Taken Action To Protect Civil Liberties
2019 will be the 12th 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.
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.
On Monday, March 12 the ACLU of Utah organized a Facebook Live workshop on Students' Rights as students prepare for walkouts in March and April. Watch the video here!
A special thank you to Lone Peak Productions for their support of our scholarship program and their production of the annual video highlighting our scholarship winners. 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 2017 Jessica Rodriguez and Yearim De Leon were chosen for their strong commitment to protecting and enhancing civil liberties in their schools and communities. These two amazing young activists were selected from many outstanding applications submitted by graduating high school seniors across the state by a committee of educators and community leaders. They are each receiving a $1,500 scholarship to be used toward their first year of college and were honored, along with other Utah civil liberties heroes, at the Bill of Rights Breakfast Celebration on May 25, 2017. Jessica Rodriguez, Cyprus High School: "Being a civil liberties activist means you are willing to stand up for your community and members of a marginalized community to end systemic oppression. It means you are willing to do whatever it takes to take that step closer towards true equality." As a child of immigrants, an activist for LGBTQ student rights, and advocate for restorative justice, Jessica is a fighter for and protector of equal rights for all. Jessica, along with two friends, started…
The ACLU of Utah’s Youth Activist Scholarship Program, now in its seventh year, recognizes Utah high school seniors who are passionate about civil liberties, and have taken a stand to show it. Three winners, selected by a committee of educators and community leaders, are each awarded a $1000 scholarship to be used toward their first year of college. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 13, 2014.