ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

 

The Heather Heyer Foundation Scholarship is a monetary award.  Scholarships are awarded to those who have already proven themselves to be activists in positive non-violent social change. Scholarships are 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 positive social change, and hopes to support the education and empowerment of activists, advocates, and allies in promoting positive non-violent social change.  

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

For 2021, $1,000 scholarships applications will be available to students to apply no later than October 1, 2020.  Information will be available at that time as to what scholarships will be offered.

 

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.

 

2018 AWARDEES

Pictured from left to right: Alfred Wilson, Co-Founder HHF; Alex Pappas, recipient from William Monroe HS; Amaya Wallace, recipient from Monticello HS; Susan Bro,Co-Founder HHF. Not pictured Emma Hale recipient from Charlottesville HS

2019 AWARDEES

Pictured from left to right:  Alfred Wilson, Co-Founder HHF: Heather Pieno from Fluvanna County HS; Rajaah Alagib from Albemarle County HS; Eleanor Su-Keene, Adult-in-College from West Palm Beach, Florida; Morgan Childress of Monticello HS; Daniel Szabo of Charlottesville HS; Alexis Davidson of William Monroe HS; Susan Bro, Co-Founder HHF.  Side photo 1- Zyahna Bryant of CHS; Side photo 2 - Hallie Lane of Lane of Paxton, Massachusetts.

2020 AWARDEES

2020 Scholarships were submitted by mail, pre-pandemic, but were scored and awarded in a virtual event, with guest speaker, Rev. Robert Lee.  Stay tuned for our gallery of winners' photos.  They are Maryam Alwan of Albemarle County HS; Jade Gonzalez of Charlottesville HS; Clio Schurtz of Fluvanna County HS; Sarah Wojcik of Monticello HS; Chloe Kienzle of Western Albemarle HS; Noah Vann of William Monroe HS; Mary Austin Slate of West HS in Knoxville, Tennessee; Boats McCord of James Madison University.

THE HEATHER HEYER FOUNDATION | P.O. BOX 7153 | CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22906 | INFO@HEATHERHEYERFOUNDATION.COM

© 2020 Heather Heyer Foundation Last Updated 07/27/2020.

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