Nyelli Ceja

Monte Vista Christian High School
Salinas, CA

Nyelli is a Senior at Monte Vista Christian High School. She aspires to become an obstetrician-gynecologist and advise policies on women’s health. She started the first all-girls club at her school, Girls for Health and Human Rights. She is also the founder of Salud Y Justicia, an organization and internship program that allows high school girls to plan and lead a health and rights fair to connect immigrant women with medical and legal resources. In her free time, Nyelli loves to dance folklorico and spend time with her family. 

Scholarships Awarded in 2023: Notorious RBG Women of Tomorrow Scholarship

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, or "Notorious RBG" as she has been coined by Shana Knizhnik, was an American icon of epic proportions. As remembered by the American Bar Association, "It is undeniable that the late Justice Ginsburg transformed the legal profession, the Supreme Court, and the fabric of American society through her tireless advocacy for gender equity. She was a brilliant legal scholar who left a mark on American jurisprudence both in her role on the Court and as an advocate." NSHSS hopes to honor the blazing legacy of "Notorious RBG" by awarding ten (10) applicants with $1,000 each for their efforts to embody the spirit of RBG within their own communities.