The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship is open to all current high school seniors, and college freshman, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS and taking on roles of public service and leadership. Examples include (but are not limited to): serving in peer-education and prevention programs; working in the reproductive-health and sexual health field; pursuing a medical degree to work with HIV-positive individuals; international service providing AIDS-related care and/or HIV-prevention education; research in established and emerging technologies designed to mitigate the epidemic; or activism and social change efforts that address issues contributing to the epidemic, like education and drug sentencing reform, employment and economic justice issues, housing and homelessness. All applicants must describe their current leadership efforts/experience, its significance to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, as well as how their future career plans or public service will be an extension of their current efforts. Applicants must provide at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, program coordinator, supervisor/ally/community leader who is directly involved in their HIV/AIDS-related service, leadership, or field of study. A panel of community leaders will judge the applications. Submissions must include the following five items: 1. A complete application; 2. A brief personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) describing s

Award Information

Award Amount
$5,000
Number of Awards
8 - 10
Application Deadline
May 31
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Renewability
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
3.5
Ethnicity/Heritage
None specified
Residency
None specified
Gender
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Organization
Development Manager
National AIDS Memorial
Address
870 Market Street, Suite 965
City, State, Zip
San Francisco, CA , 94102
Telephone
(415) 765-0497
E-mail
ssagaser@aidsmemorial.org
Website
Website

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