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 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 July 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.
Although our program is geared for high school students, the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Scholarship will be given to a mature middle school girl 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 so that their spark of interest in politics and leadership increases as they move through high school, college and beyond.
If you would like to nominate a middle school girl from Southern Arizona to receive the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Scholarship, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include contact information for yourself, and explain the basis for your nomination. The scholarship will include accommodations and airfare for a parent or a guardian to attend the program with the scholarship winner.
Please click here if you would like to contribute to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Scholarship fund, and indicate in the drop down box that your donation is in honor of Christina-Taylor Green.
Running Start would like to thank JointConcepts for their generous support of the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Scholarship.