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Tempe high school seniors could win a $1,000 scholarship for their community activism.
Applications are being taken now for the annual Dolores Huerta scholarship. It’s awarded annually to the Tempe senior who shows amazing skills in community organizing, leadership development, civic engagement, or policy advocacy.
The winner will be honored at Mayor Corey Woods’ Neighborhood Celebration on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 am at Kiwanis Park, 5500 S Mill Ave.
About Dolores Huerta
Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer who has fought for labor rights and social justice for more than 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She is credited with the rallying cry, “Si Se Puede!” She received the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Bill Clinton in 1998. In 2012, President Barack Obama bestowed Dolores with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the US. Additional information about Dolores Huerta can be found at doloreshuerta.org.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
- Applicants must be a high school senior.
- Applicants must either live in Tempe or attend a Tempe Union High School District school.
- Applicants must demonstrate participation in projects or activities that are in alignment with the Dolores Huerta Foundation in one of three areas:
- Community Organizing
- Leadership Development
- Civic Engagement or Policy Advocacy
- Applicants’ work can extend beyond Tempe boundaries.
- B grade average is desired.
Apply now at tempe.gov/DoloresHuerta. The deadline to apply is Feb. 23.
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