Dedicated to continuing the legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship seeks to support the academic efforts of young activists working in their communities today. The scholarship is open to all current high school seniors and first-year college students, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and younger), including those who are finishing their Bachelor’s degree. Our scholars' academic, extracurricular, or career pursuits are consistent with the goals of the scholarship program, demonstrate an active commitment to community justice work, and take on public service and leadership roles.
Moving forward, we are looking to grow our scholarship program to embrace a broader interpretation of 21st century public health and health justice issues. Examples of a scholarship recipient’s work may include but are not limited to: HIV/AIDS research, prevention, treatment, access and activism, Public health and health justice, Reproductive health, Serving in peer education, prevention, and community resource programs, Racial justice, Immigrant rights, LGBTQ+ equality and rights, Drug policy and drug sentencing reform, Employment and economic justice issues, Housing and homelessness, and Technology innovation that supports justice work.