The Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Scholarship
On January 8, 2011 nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green went to a political event in Tucson, Arizona, to hear her Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords speak. Christina-Taylor was only nine, but she had already developed an interest in politics, and had just won a student government position at her school.
During the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Giffords, young Christina-Taylor was killed along with five other people.
To honor Christina-Taylor’s memory, Running Start has created a scholarship in her name for our flagship program, The Young Women Political Leadership Program. This program is held for a week every summer in Washington, DC, and is a hands-on seminar educating our participants about politics, and teaching them what it takes to become a political leader.
This year, our program will be held June 25th – 30th.
Although our program is geared for high school students, the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Scholarship will be given to a mature young woman between 9 and 18 years old, from Southern Arizona who is already interested in politics and dreaming about running for office. The Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Scholarship will allow us to identify and mentor young girls like Christina-Taylor so that their spark of interest in politics and leadership increases as they move through high school, college and beyond.
Applications for The Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Scholarship are open from January 23 – February, 28 2012. Girls age 9-18 from Southern Arizona are eligible to apply. Please note that girls under the age of 14 are required to bring a chaperone to the program. The scholarship will include accommodations and airfare for the student and a parent or a guardian to attend the program with the scholarship winner.