If you are a high school senior committed to protecting, defending and extending civil liberties in your community, we’ve got great news for you: the 2010 ACLU Youth Activist Scholarship Program is currently looking for applicants!
Around the country, inspiring high school students are taking a stand for their rights, as well as the rights of their peers. Despite the adversity they face in their efforts, these passionate young leaders refuse to back down! Every year, the ACLU honors and celebrates these civil libertarians through an opportunity to participate in the Youth Activist Scholarship Program.
This year’s program will offer 15 high school seniors a $7,000 scholarship towards their first year in college. Scholarship recipients will also attend the “Youth Activist Institute” at the ACLU National office in New York City, where they will hone their activism and leadership skills and learn about civil liberties directly from the ACLU staff. The program is a great opportunity for young leaders to meet other activists from around the country and be recognized for their accomplishments!
Check out the ACLU National website, where you can find more scholarship information and read about last year’s scholarship winners and their remarkable achievements towards civil liberties, tolerance, free speech, and equality.
Interested? Contact your local ACLU affiliate to apply. But hurry – the application deadline for many affiliates is the end of November 2009.