Youth Leadership Award
The Lawrence League of Women Voters Youth Leadership Award
is presented to a Lawrence High School senior who has shown outstanding community leadership and service, as well as a commitment to voter education. The applicant’s plan to attend Mercer County Community College is preferred, but not required. Award recipients are selected by a three-member panel of LWVLT members, based on the student’s submission. Submission may be made in writing, video, or other forms. Submissions should represent work done by a graduating senior from Lawrence Township, Ewing, Trenton, or Robbinsville.
The 2021 Scholarship is $1000 to be awarded to 1 recipient. Submissions may be entered on this Google Form or if you prefer, please fill out the form below and we will answer any questions you may have and discuss directly.
You can make a donation to support our Youth Leadership Award Fund and the LWV of Lawrence Township by donating to its Award Fund at any time. You may a check or donate online. If you have any questions, please let us answer them for you.
If you wish your donation to be tax deductible,
please make your check payable to the LWV-LT Education Fund.
Donations may also be mailed:
32 Pineknoll Drive
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
2020 LWVLT Youth Leadership Award
The Lawrence League of Women Voters is thrilled to announce that our 2020 LWVLT Youth Leadership Award was awarded to Hope Perry, graduating senior of Lawrence High School. Hope was introduced by last year's award winner, Maura Freeland. Hope, who received a LWVLT check for $750 toward her college education, gave an overview of her award-winning work on NJ legislation mandating civics education in our public schools. Earlier this year, Hope worked with Senator Shirley Turner on senate bills S854 & S237, and testified in support of the combined bill (along with LWVLT member Marcia Steinberg) before the Senate Education Committee. Hope also introduced us to an informational website for young New Jersey voters that she is currently developing.
Our 2020 Annual Membership meeting took place, via Zoom, on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
2019 LWVLT Youth Leadership Award winners
Maura Freeland & Cassidy Stoneback
LWVLT Board Member Jane DeLung with Lawrence League of Women Voters Youth Leadership Award winner, Nelle Evans.
Ellen (Nelle) Evans
Youth Leadership Award
In 2017, the award of $750 went to Lawrence High School senior Ellen (Nelle) Evans, pictured here with LWVLT board member Jane DeLung. Ms. Evans’ civic activities included organizing projects for HomeFront, the Boys & Girls Club, children with muscular dystrophy, and four mission trips to Honduras. She is currently attending Moravian College, studying nursing and global healthcare.
The Lawrence League of Women Voters is thrilled to announce that our 2019 LWVLT Youth Leadership Awards were given to two Lawrence High School seniors who have excelled in raising their fellow students' awareness of the importance of voting, as well as educating and registering new teenaged voters. Over the course of their Junior and Senior years, Maura and Cassidy registered 185 new student voters at three voter registration drives at Lawrence HS in June and September 2018, and April 2019.
Our 2019 Youth Leadership Awards go to Maura Freeland (left) Nicole Plett (Chair of LWVLT) and Cassidy Stoneback (right)
of Lawrence HS.