ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
The Heather Heyer Foundation Scholarship is a monetary award. Scholarships will be awarded to those seeking a degree or certification in, but not limited to, law, paralegal studies, social work, social justice and education, and who intend to promote peaceful social change using those skills in their profession.
The Heather Heyer Scholarships was established in 2017 in memory of Heather Heyer, a paralegal who was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia during a peaceful protest. This scholarship recognizes Heather’s devotion to peaceful social change, and hopes to support the education and empowerment of activists, advocates, and allies in promoting peaceful, non-violent social change.
Applications for Heather Heyer Foundation Scholarships should begin by printing the applications from the links below. High School applications may also be available at your school guidance office. We can also mail you one, if you request it by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing a request to our address at:
Heather Heyer Foundation
PO Box 7153
Charlottesville, VA. 22906
For 2020, $1,000 scholarships will be available to students at Charlottesville High School, William Monroe High School, Western Albemarle High School, Albemarle High School, Louisa High School, Fluvanna High School, Monticello High School, and one scholarship for an applicant beyond high school accepted into college or a professional certification program. AS FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE, WE MAY ALSO CHOOSE TO AWARD ONE ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ELSEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES.
The Heather Heyer Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, housing status, or genetic information.
The Heather Heyer Foundation is a Virginia not-for-profit corporation, that is an IRS 501 (c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization. Gifts and contributions are tax deductible.
COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKETS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 15, 2020.