Ruby Tilghman attends the University of Alabama. She is a member of the 16th cohort of the University Fellows Experience. The University Fellows Experience is a community of elite scholars from diverse disciplines who share a similar passion for becoming change agents through a commitment to leadership and service. She is the founder of Many Mini Musicians, a 501c3 founded at 12 years old to advocate for equitable Fine Arts funding and stand in the funding gap for Fine Arts programs. She has had the opportunity to host Fine Arts camps benefiting students across her state and raise over $45,000 to provide grants to underfunded Fine Arts Programs. For more information about Ruby's work, visit www.manyminimusicians.com
The NSHSS Activism and Advocacy Scholarship honors those high school and college students who a passion for bringing about social, political, and/or civil change in their communities.