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AIDS Memorial Grove accepting scholarship applications

(This post originally appeared HERE in Gay San Diego, a SDGLN media partner.)

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco-based National AIDS Memorial Grove is now accepting scholarship applications for their Young Leaders Scholarship Program, which recognizes and encourages “the educational efforts of young people committed to active public service and leadership roles in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” a press release stated. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 1.

“This is an important program designed to develop the next generation of leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” said Executive Director John Cunningham in the release. “These scholarship opportunities ensure that youth continue to honor the past by being a part of helping build a future that is free of AIDS.”

Applicants will be accepted from college-bound high school seniors and current undergraduates, and are asked to write an essay describing their leadership goals and experiences related HIV and AIDS. The essays will be judged by a panel of community leaders and winners will be announced on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.

UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring the $1,000 – $2,500 scholarships, and regional CEO Dan Rosenthal said the company is “honored” to help develop future leaders.

Grove board member Eric Ciasullo said the Young Leaders Program “challenges youth to consider how their career paths may be influenced by a fuller appreciate of the realities of the AIDS crisis.”

For complete guidelines and more information visit aidsmemorial.org call 415-765-0498.