Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

🏆 Available: 6
💰 Amount Varies
⏳ 08/02

Scholarship Description

Dedicated to continuing the legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship seeks to support the academic efforts of young activists working in their communities today. Using the HIV/AIDS activism movement as an example, the scholarship supports those taking up social justice work in its many forms and working at the intersection of these movements with their communities to drive progress.

The scholarship is open to all current high school seniors and first-year college students, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger), including those who are finishing their Bachelor’s degree. Our scholars’ academic, extracurricular, or career pursuits are consistent with the goals of the scholarship program, demonstrate an active commitment to community justice work, and take on public service and leadership roles.

We are looking to grow our scholarship program to embrace a broader interpretation of 21st-century public health and health justice issues.  Examples of a scholarship recipient’s work may include but are not limited to:

●     HIV/AIDS research, prevention, treatment, access, and activism

●     Public health and health justice

●     Reproductive health

●     Serving in peer education, prevention, and community resource programs

●     Racial justice

●     Immigrant rights

●     LGBTQ+ equality and rights

●     Drug policy and drug sentencing reform

●     Employment and economic justice issues

●     Housing and homelessness

●     Technology innovation that supports justice work

Eligibility Requirements

  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens
  • Award is available to Canadian citizens
  • Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required

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Donor: National AIDS Memorial

The National AIDS Memorial is a federally-designated national memorial dedicated to all lives touched by AIDS. Its mission is to provide, in perpetuity, a place of remembrance so that the lives of people who died from AIDS are not forgotten and the story is known by future generations.