The Downtown Organization and City Parks and Recreation’s Neighborhood and Outreach Services section have announced that applications are currently being accepted for the 2014 Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award Scholarship.

This prestigious scholarship, now in its 13th year, is given to an outstanding youth from the Santa Barbara area in recognition of leadership skills and community service achievements. The Downtown Organization presents the award to commemorate former Mayor Harriet Miller’s contributions to local youth and youth leadership.

A selection committee comprised of representatives from youth leadership groups and the Downtown Organization will choose the scholarship honoree after reviewing all applications received. The award and scholarship check will be presented at the annual Downtown Organization awards luncheon on January 9, 2014.

Applicants must be high school seniors in the Santa Barbara Unified School District or residents of Santa Barbara, with minimum 2.5 GPA. Each applicant must have completed a minimum 45 community service hours by the application deadline of January 6, 2014.

Scholarship Applications must be returned to the Neighborhood and Outreach Services Supervisor in person or by mail at the Louise Lowry Davis Center office, 1232 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Postmarked applications must be dated no later than January 2, 2014.

Applications are available at the city’s website, under “What’s New” (or, or students may also receive copies from their school counselors.

Please direct questions regarding the Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award Scholarship to Kate Schwab of the Downtown Organization, at (805) 962-2098, ext. 22, or Susan Young at Parks and Recreation’s Neighborhood and Outreach Services at (805) 897-2652.


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