Youth Leadership Awards

The SMYAL LGBT Youth Leadership Awards recognize student leaders who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and impact in their school or communities. These post-secondary scholarships provide a total of up to $25,000 to 5-8 students a year in honor of their leadership as they continue their education. Individual scholarships of up to $5,000 each are paid directly to winners to help offset the cost of tuition, books, materials, housing, travel, and other expenses associated with school.

Since 2015, the YLAs have awarded $107,000 to 41 student leaders, learn more about our past winners below!

Previous Winners

2023 Winners

2022 Winners

Ario F.

Ario F. (they/she) is passionate about using their identity to...

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2021 Winners

2020 Winners

2019 Winners

2018 Winners

2017 Winners

2016 Winners

2015 Winners