Transform will be participating in U Giving Day (Feb. 25 – 26)! We will be raising funds for our new Transform Dolores Huerta Scholarship for Social Justice Community Engagement!
The Transform Dolores Huerta Scholarship for Social Justice Community Engagement provides a platform for students to gain experience and access to mentors for a new way of thinking about and applying the information gained in the classroom. This scholarship also supports students as they participate in community-engaged social justice work via an internship within the School for Cultural and Social Transformation (Transform) or a project of their own design.
Your contribution will help us establish a scholarship that will facilitate our own student-leaders’ efforts to put ideas from the classroom into forceful motion to change the world.
To further entice you, Dean Kathryn Stockton will be matching donations, dollar-per-dollar, up to $2,000!
Dolores Huerta is known for her involvement and leadership with the United Farm Workers (UFW) during the 1960s and 1970s. While the UFW was a major part of Huerta’s life work, she has also founded or led other community service organizations that address matters of racial segregation; police brutality; working conditions and socioeconomic conditions of farm-working families; and women’s representation in government, among other issues.
Because of her outstanding activist work, Huerta was featured as the University of Utah’s 2008 Women’s Week keynote speaker. At that time, Dolores Huerta donated her honorarium to the department of Gender Studies for the creation of a scholarship. Transform is now excited to expand the Scholarship to reach all students majoring in Ethnic Studies and/or Gender Studies.
This scholarship will facilitate our own student-leaders’ efforts to put ideas from the classroom into forceful motion to change the world.