MLK Youth Leadership Awards

The University of Utah’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Leadership Award honors outstanding students from across the State of Utah, grades 7 through 12, for their dedication to the beliefs of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through community service and leadership. Each Awardee is honored during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week held at the University of Utah.

Students grades 7-11th are nominated and selected for the standard award, including a celebratory event hosted at the university along with a certificate of recognition, and U memorabilia. University of Utah scholarships will be offered to four high school seniors in addition to the standard awards.

Youth Leadership Awards 2023 Recipients

Congratulations to this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Leadership Award recipients! Thank you to everyone who participated in the nomination process.

  • Leticia Ocampo Duran
  • Dennise Garcia
  • Kennedy Hawkins
  • Elliot Helbling
  • Ivette Hernandez
  • Katie Kim
  • Achol Mayar
  • Gabriella Miranda
  • Anika Rao
  • Connor Ugaki Greally
  • Annabella Vasquez Leon
  • Adrian Zuniga