As of the evening of October 9, 2019, the United Fates Fest Scholars program awards list is LIVE, and sponsors can begin making direct contributions using a PayPal Pool link. All donors are promised free admission to the Fall Ball social on Sunday, September 6.
What are the categories?
- Women in STEM Awarded to a female-identifying person interested in pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math field in post-secondary school.
- The Tidemaker’s Award for an activist who started a grassroots movement in their community
- The Higher Vision Award for adult artists creating works on social justice topics
- The Visionary Award for gradeschool artists creating works on social justice topics
- The Higher Eyes Award for adult activists working on adult healthcare, hunger, and homelessness missions
- The Quiet Eyes Award for gradeschool and college activists working on child healthcare, hunger, and homelessness missions
- The Mighty Pen Award for gradeschool journalists and photographers documenting social justice movements
- The Intersectional Award for gradeschool activists working on an intersectional issue (i.e. racism/poverty; accessibility/gender;)
- The Heartbeat Award for gradeschool activists working in gun violence prevention and community healing after instances of gun violence
- The Green Thumb Award for activists working on environmental and climate protection missions
Nominations begin with the new year and close at the end of June to give time for travel arrangements to be made with award candidates. Businesses and individuals who wish to sponsor an additional scholarship in-full are welcome to contact the Fest to discuss creating another award.
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