National Scholarship Competition Launched
To Further the Education of a Young AIDS Activist

Application Deadline: October 15, 2002 For detailed information
Visit: MTV’s Fight for Your Rights: Protect Yourself program, in partnership with LIFEbeat (, is inviting young AIDS activists to compete for a $25,000 scholarship named to honor the memory of singer Lisa Lopes of the group TLC. The national competition is designed to award one $25,000 scholarship to an applicant who demonstrates a commitment to HIV/AIDS prevention, education or activism; who demonstrates leadership potential; and who possesses a strong academic record. The competition is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 16 and 24 who are currently high school seniors at a public or private high school, or who are full-time undergraduate students at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Visit for complete application guidelines and forms. Applicants will be required to submit:
General, academic and other information
Two letters of recommendation
One essay
Financial information form
Parent-guardian formOne original and two copies of the completed application and academic transcripts must be received by October 15, 2002, and should be mailed together in one envelope to: FFYR Lisa Lopes AIDS Scholarship Program
c/o LIFEbeat
72 Spring Street
Suite 1103
New York, NY 10012 All questions should be directed to


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