Award: Three (3) $1,000 awards
Eligibility: Any and all NSHSS members and non-members alike, whether in high school or college.
"When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something, to do something." Activist, Civil Rights icon, and Georgia U.S. Representative John Lewis was a man who fought for racial justice and equality wherever he could throughout his life. At a young age, Lewis was one of the original Freedom Riders, founded the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and was the youngest person to speak at the March on Washington.
John Lewis believed in the passion, persistence, and power of the people, particularly young citizens, to effect change from their kitchen tables and to never give up. NSHSS honors Representative Lewis's legacy by awarding three (3) recipients who embody the ideals of "good trouble" with a scholarship.
Application Opens: April 7, 2023
Closing Date: October 12, 2023 at 11:59PM
*Please note that closing time is in EST.