The Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award Scholarship is given to an outstanding youth in the Santa Barbara area in recognition of their leadership and community service. The Downtown Organization presents the award in honor of former Mayor Harriet Miller’s contributions to local youth and youth leadership.
Applicants must be high school seniors in the Santa Barbara Unified School District or a resident of Santa Barbara with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have completed a minimum 45 community service hours by the application deadline. Applicants must also submit a personal essay following one of the two themes: What do you feel is the importance of community service (and include a positive experience you have gained through it)? or What does teen advocacy mean to you and as a youth leader, how have you advocated for your peers? The application should include information about the applicants’ current leadership efforts and service to the community that can be easily assessed by the selection committee.
Some important dates to remember:
* Applications being mailed must be postmarked by January 2, 2012.
* Applications must be returned to the Neighborhood and Outreach Services Supervisor in person or by mail, at 1232 De la Vina Street (Louise Lowry Davis Center office) by 5pm, January 4, 2012.
* The recipient will be notified by email and phone by January 6, 2012.
* The award and scholarship will be presented at the luncheon on January 12, 2012. Honoree should plan to attend with one guest.
If you require additional information, feel free to call Susan Young at 897-2652 or Ashleigh Davis at 962-2098 x22.