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Public Policy, The Next Generation by Yuri Artibise, Senior Policy Analyst, Morrison Institute

Good News on Youth Civic Engagement, By Richard Toon, Senior Policy Analyst, Morrison Institute

Getting Involved: Youth and the Future, by David R. Berman, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow, Morrison Institute for Public Policy/ASU

Lesson in Civics 101: Nation Needs Wonks, By Bill Hart, Senior Research Analyst, Morrison Institute

Young Stewards of Arizona's Future, By Rob Melnick, Director of Morrison Institute

Young Steward of Public Policy Scholarship

2009-2010 Young Stewards Scholarship Deadline has passed. Please watch for this year’s Scholarships Applicants to be announced in August 2009.

Attention Arizona high school seniors:
Are you passionate about an issue in your community?
Want to offer your opinion to Arizona leaders?
What do you see as Arizona’s greatest challenge?
Would you like $1,500 to attend ASU?

If so, we want to hear from you.

Applications are now being accepted from Arizona high school seniors for the prestigious Young Steward for Public Policy scholarship program. Morrison Institute wants to hear from high school seniors with creative ideas about and solutions to Arizona’s greatest challenges.

The Young Steward program invites Arizona high school seniors to share their public policy ideas and promote “stewardship”—public leadership committed to doing what is best for Arizona regardless of political philosophy or personal gain. Young Steward awards are based on an essay about a public issue of critical importance. Applicants are invited to address a community issue or problem they are passionate about and offer solutions on that issue to Arizona leaders. Essays must include specific recommendations for policymakers on how the issue should be addressed

First Place: $1,500 scholarship to ASU • Second Place: $1,000 scholarship to ASU • Honorable Mention may be designated for other outstanding essays.

Submit an essay about a public issue of critical importance to Arizona (two-pages maximum; typed, double-spaced, 12-point type) accompanied by a Young Steward Application Form. The essay should analyze a specific public issue and include specific recommendation(s) to policymakers on how that issue should be addressed. One essay per applicant. All contact information must be included; incomplete applications may be disqualified.

DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2009.

Awards will not be based on financial need or the academic achievement of the applicant. However, awards will only be given to students who attend ASU. Should an award winner decide not to attend ASU, the award would be forfeited.

Essays will be reviewed and awards determined by representatives from ASU, The Arizona Republic, Tucson Citizen, and Arizona’s public policy leadership. Essays will be judged on the clarity of analysis and quality of policy recommendation(s). Award-winning essays will be published by The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen in addition to the scholarship award. The selection committee or Morrison Institute reserves the right not to make an award if no essays are acceptable.

Elaine and Richard Morrison established this unique program to commemorate Morrison Institute’s 20+ years of policy research. Morrison Institute’s Board of Advisors is committed to the development of this special program.


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