Applications are now being accepted for the Utah Young Humanitarian Award. Do you know a high school or college student making a difference in their local community? Invite them to apply for $22,000 in college scholarships. 

To recognize and celebrate students who are making a difference in their own communities, Youthlinc began offering college scholarships to outstanding young humanitarians in 2005. This award is Utah’s largest service scholarship, recognizing service-minded Utah high school juniors and seniors and undergraduate students with scholarship awards for their service.  

One outstanding high school student and one outstanding college student will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship. One high school student and one college student will each receive a $3,000 college scholarship. Three high school students and three college students will each receive a $1,000 college scholarship. That’s $22,000 given to 10 Utah students who are making the world they live in a better place.

In addition, any student attending the University of Utah will receive a matching scholarship from the Union Student Leader Scholarship Fund managed by the A. Ray Olpin Union Building. A $5,000 scholarship from Youthlinc would turn into $10,000 for University of Utah students!

“Most of the applicants for the Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award don’t think they have done enough to win an award for their service,” says Youthlinc Local Service Director Shannon Moss. “They often need a teacher, mentor or a service supervisor to encourage them to apply.”

Over the last 13 years, there have been over 1200 student applicants for the award. Each young person has had a unique area of focus in helping others. Past winners of the award have volunteered mentoring youth, working with refugees, fighting for social equality, or simply spreading small acts of kindness. 

Youthlinc is now accepting applications for the 2019 Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award. The application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2019. To apply, visit www.youthlinc.org" onclick="dpSmartLink(this.href,'blankWin',0,0,'z:z','all');return document.MM_returnValue">www.youthlinc.org and click on Young Humanitarian Award.

The award is open to high school juniors and seniors and undergraduate students in the state of Utah. Applicants must be a Utah student and a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or have DACA status. Graduate students are not eligible for this award.

For more information, visit our website www.youthlinc.org or contact Shannon Moss, Youthlinc Local Service Director, at shannon@youthlinc.org or 801-467-4417 ext 3.