Youthlinc is now accepting applications for the 2014 Utah Young Humanitarian Award! This is a $5,000 college scholarship! All Utah high school juniors, seniors, and undergraduate college students who excel at giving back to the communities are eligible. There are three $1,000 runner-up awards. If you enjoy serving others, you are a great applicant for this scholarship.
The application can be found on our website http://www.youthlinc.org/programs/young-humanitarian-award/ . Applications are due Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
We are grateful to the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation for sponsoring this Award program. Finalists will be announced at the Youthlinc Annual Benefit, Saturday May 17 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.
For some inspiration, check out the 2013 Utah Young Humanitarian and the runner ups. You could be next!
Megan Dolle – 2013 Utah Young Humanitarian – Megan is currently a student at the University of Utah pursuing a double major in Spanish and International Studies. She is a student at the Honors College and is a part of the Bennion Center Community Engaged Learning Certificate Program. One of Megan’s most fondest service activities was her trip to Yanamono, Peru with Youthlinc in 2012. She taught lessons on public health, built bridges, painted classrooms, taught English and aided in micro-finance and vocational activities. She will be visiting Yanamono again in 2013 with Youthlinc as a Cultural Committee Mentor. Megan has also served with the Real Life Salt Lake City (RLSLC) mentoring program for teenage refugees for the past two years. This year, she serves as the Youthlinc Local Service Intern and has been able to develop meaningful friendships with both refugees and volunteers at RLSLC. In addition, Megan has been involved with and held leadership positions in a variety of service clubs and organizations including Salt Lake County Youth Government, ONE.org, Good in the Hood, Salt Lake City Rotaract, ASUU Community Service, and more. Megan strives to set an example for her peers and inspire them to make a difference in their community. She has learned the value of meaningful, dedicated service to communities and the profound life-changing effects it provokes. Megan has discovered what it takes to be a true humanitarian and will continue pursuing her passion for service.
Sena Belgard – 2013 Award finalist – Sena is a student at the University of Utah studying Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies. She holds multiple student leader positions in the Bennion Center, is a service-learning scholar and a member of the scholar’s leadership team. Sena is a program director for the Social Justice Gardens where she teaches underprivileged students and their parents how to grow fresh food in their community. Sena’s service goals are to impact her community by continuing to serve the families who garden at the Social Justice Gardens, finish the service-learning scholars designation with her degree and continue to serve and make an impact in others lives.