2019 Youth Activist Scholarship Announced


ACLU of WV is pleased to inform you that the ACLU of WV Foundation offers the William Denman Youth Activist Scholarship of $1,000 to a student devoted to protecting and defending civil liberties. The ACLU of WV is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that defends and preserves the individual rights granted in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, including freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and the right to privacy. The ACLU of WV also seeks to extend rights to those who have traditionally been denied them, including people of color, women, the LGTBQ community, prisoners, and the disabled.

Applicants should possess a demonstrated commitment to equal rights and fairness through their personal actions and involvement in a school or community program. And, in addition to demonstrating a strong commitment to civil liberties, each applicant must be a high school senior who will attend an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student. Applicants must have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of graduation. Demonstrated financial need will also be considered.

Looking to apply? Download the application form for a William Denman Youth Activist Scholarship HERE. The ACLU of WV is accepting applications until April 30. Please mail applications to: Joseph Cohen, ACLU of WV Foundation, P.O. Box 3952, Charleston, WV 25339-3952. For additional information, you may call (304) 345-9246 or email mail@acluwv.org .


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