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.
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.
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 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 they face and become successful. Asha Pruitt was born to lead. Not only is she Youth Mayor Pro Tempore of Millcreek City and the president of her school’s Political Activist Club,…