The University of Utah’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Leadership Award honors students (grades 7-12) throughout the State of Utah who demonstrate dedication to leadership in their communities and daily activities.

Each 2020 Youth Leadership Award recipient will be honored during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week held at the University of Utah. The reception and awards ceremony will be announced on this page and to all awardees upon notification. The reception is limited to recipients, family members, teachers, counselors, friends and University personnel.

The deadline for nominations is December 11th at 11:59 pm.

The 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Youth Leadership Awards, we will be focusing on the following prompt:

The lessons learned from the obstacles we encounter are fundamental to our success.

Reflect on a time when you were confronted by a challenge, setback, or failure. How did you overcome this obstacle, and what did you learn from the experience?

Because there is a wide range of opportunities and abilities between those in 7th grade and those in 12th, the committee takes these differences into consideration when reviewing nominees and making selections.


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