The Frank Harrison and Harry Austin Voting Rights Scholarship Essay Contest – 2022

The Frank Harrison and Harry Austin Voting Rights Essay Contest serves to recognize American Indian youth who are determined to uplift the voices of their peers and community members by participating in civic engagement efforts. On July 15, 1948, a court decision by the Supreme Court of Arizona granted American Indians the right to vote due to the commitment of Frank Harrison and Harry Austin. Today, we celebrate their achievements by participating to local and federal elections. In Arizona, Tribal communities were amongst those who showed up to the polls in record numbers during the 2020 General Election.

Your vote does not stop after Election Day. It is a new beginning towards the future of your community. The legislature continues to meet on issues that directly impact our family and friends. As citizens it is our duty to follow our vote and ensure local and federal officials are acting on the issues that are most important to you. Please answer the prompts listed below to show how you will honor the legacy of Frank Harrison and Harry Austin by remaining civically engaged in your community during this off-election year.

Scholarship Application

CLICK HERE for the Scholarship Application.

Applications are due June 24th, 2022