PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, January 11, 2019

Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award Scholarship Applications Now Open Applications to Close February 7, 2019

Downtown Santa Barbara, City of Santa Barbara Neighborhood and Outreach Services, and the Santa Barbara Teen Coalition announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award Scholarship.

The Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award Scholarship is awarded each year to one outstanding high school senior in the Santa Barbara area in recognition of leadership and community service. Downtown Santa Barbara presents the award in honor of former Santa Barbara Mayor Harriet Miller’s contributions to local youth leadership and her encouragement of youth community engagement.

Applicants must be students in Santa Barbara Unified School District schools or residents of Santa Barbara with a minimum GPA of 2.5; they must have completed a minimum 45 community service hours by the application deadline, which is February 7, 2019. Applicants are required to write a short essay on a current national or community issue identified on the application. Full Eligibility requirements are posted online at

Scholarship applications must be returned to Susan Young, Neighborhood and Outreach Services Supervisor, in person or by mail, at the Westside Neighborhood Center, 423 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101. Applications can be found at

A selection committee comprised of representatives from youth leadership groups and Downtown Santa Barbara will review all applications and choose a recipient. The award and scholarship check will be presented at the Downtown Santa Barbara’s Annual Breakfast scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the historic El Paseo Mexican Restaurant at 10 El Paseo (813 Anacapa Street).

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