$5,000 College Scholarship and $8,500 in Runner-Up Awards for Utah Young Humanitarians

Salt Lake City, Utah – February 9, 2017 If you are a Utah young person who volunteers, a $5,000 college scholarship could be the recognition you deserve for your community service.

“The Award not only recognizes Utah students who give back with scholarships, it allows them to reflect on their community service. As I filled out the application I felt very proud of what I’ve been doing because I put it in writing” says 2016 Finalist, Graciela Botello.


“Many of our applicants don’t think they are qualified for the Award,” says Youthlinc Local Service Director, Jerika Mays. “They often need a teacher or a service supervisor to encourage them to apply.”


Over the past twelve years, nearly 1,000 students have applied 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, empowering refugees and immigrants, fighting for social equality, or simply spreading small acts of kindness.


Youthlinc is now accepting applications for the 2017 Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award.


Application deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017


To apply: Visit www.youthlinc.org and click on Young Humanitarian Award slider


The Award is open to high school juniors and seniors and full-time undergraduate students in the state of Utah. Graduate students are not eligible for this Award.


We are grateful for the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Robert D. Kent Jr. Trust, and Shaun & Annette Michel for sponsoring this Award.


For more information, visit our website www.youthlinc.org or contact Jerika Mays, Youthlinc Local Service Director, at jerika@youthlinc.org or 801-467-4417 ext 2.


Professional quality photos of young people volunteering are available to accompany this release.