The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from students interested in applying for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 scholarships.
Sponsored by National AIDS Memorial Grove, and named in honor of Pedro Zamora — who, before his death, broke barriers for HIV-positive people with his role on MTV’s Real World — the scholarship program has recognized and supported young people dedicated to HIV-related public service and leadership since it was founded in 2009.
“We continue to see great interest by students from around the country in being part of this scholarship program which honors the legacy of Pedro and his commitment to ending HIV/AIDS,” said John Cunningham, executive director of the National AIDS Memorial Grove in a press release. “Recipients of these scholarships are future leaders who are trailblazers in their own right and committed to making a positive difference.”
The scholarships, which range from $2,500 to $5,000, are open to current high school and college students and are funded primarily through grants provided by Wells Fargo, UnitedHealthcare and AIDS Walk San Francisco.
The deadline to apply is May 2, 2016 and applications — and more about the scholarships — can be downloaded from the National AIDS Memorial Grove website.