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Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Awards

Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Awards Scholarship.

The Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award Scholarship is given to one outstanding youth in the Santa Barbara area in recognition of their leadership and community service. Downtown Santa Barbara presents the award in honor of former Mayor Harriet Miller’s contributions to local youth and youth leadership.

Applicants must be a high school senior in the Santa Barbara Unified School District or a resident of Santa Barbara with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and have completed a minimum 45 community service hours by the application deadline, April 5, 2017.  Applicants are required to write a short essay, choosing one of two topics listed on the eligibility requirements.

Scholarship applications must be returned to Susan Young, Neighborhood and Outreach Services Supervisor, in person or by mail, at the Louise Lowry Davis Center (1232 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101). 

A selection committee comprised of representatives from youth leadership groups and a DSB representative will review all applications and choose a recipient. The award and scholarship check will be presented at the Downtown Santa Barbara 50th Anniversary Gala, scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (5:30 PM), at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort (633 E. Cabrillo Blvd). The HMYLA winner must be available to attend the evening’s event.

If you have questions regarding the Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award Scholarship, please contact Susan Young, Neighborhood Outreach Services at (805) 897-2652 or Kate Schwab, Downtown Santa Barbara, at (805) 962-2098, ext. 802.

Important Harriet Miller Youth Leadership Award Documents

Application Form

Rules and Information

Last Updated: Aug 8, 2017