Young Humanitarian Scholarship & Award

The Young Humanitarian Scholarship & Award recognizes a graduating high school senior who exemplifies the spirit of goodwill, volunteerism, philanthropy and humanitarianism through the work or service they are engaged in to benefit others. 

The award and scholarship were created to support young humanitarians who have passion, dedication and commitment to make a change for the better in their community. 

Students can self-apply or be nominated by an adult leader who has directly worked with the student nominee.


One-time gift of $2,000; to be used for tuition or other expenses in support of secondary education or training.  


The scholarship is generously funded by Tempe philanthropists Jenny Norton & Bob Ramsey of the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation.


This award is presented annually by Tempe Community Council at the Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards event.  The recipient will be required to attend the awards ceremony.    


  • Must live, serve, or attend high school within the Tempe city boundaries
  • Graduating from high school in 2024
  • Must be planning/in the process of enrolling for the 2024  fall semester to attend a post-secondary education and/or training institution which may include public or private universities, colleges, community colleges, career/technical schools, vocational/trade schools, centers for continuing education, campus transition programs, and apprenticeship programs
  • Demonstrates an active commitment during middle/high school to unpaid volunteer efforts promoting the well-being and quality of life for others
  • Has a rooted passion to help others
  • Displays humanitarian principles by word and deed, which may include the following: service-minded, encourages others, demonstrates leadership, engaged in volunteer or philanthropic activities, contributes to improving the lives of others, advocates for positive social change and/or aid to the underserved
  • Must be available to attend the 41st Annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards event in the Fall of 2024 (locate and date TBD).


  • Demonstrates a consistent record of community service and passion to help others. Though there is value in brief service efforts with many different fragile populations, sustained and focused service efforts will be considered more meaningful.
  • Candidates for final consideration will be asked to participate in a personal interviews in July.


Complete the nomination form below.  Nominations must be submitted or received by Monday, June 10, 2024

To ensure your nomination information is not lost before submission, it is recommended the narrative text be created in a separate document, then copied and inserted into the nomination form.  A notice statement will be displayed upon submission to ensure your nomination was accepted. 


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