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Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship


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2021-08-05 - Deadline has been extended to August 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM!

Completed applications received on or before July 15 will be reviewed first.

The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship spotlights and supports young leaders who carry the torch of activists like Pedro in ways inspired by their own passions, insights, originality, and conviction. The National AIDS Memorial is committed to ensuring that Pedro Zamora’s legacy continues and thrives through this scholarship.

PEDRO’S LEGACY When Pedro Zamora began his journey on The Real World San Francisco in 1994, he had already been an active HIV/AIDS advocate and educator. At the age of 17, Pedro learned that he was a young man living with HIV and dedicated his life to raising awareness and educating his peers on what they needed to avoid infection. At the age of 22, Zamora captivated the nation with his openness, compassion, vitality, and charisma when he appeared on MTV’s The Real World 3: San Francisco in 1994 and spoke openly about his sexuality, status, and activism. Pedro’s work was tragically cut short when he died of an AIDS-related illness in 1994, the morning after the final episode of The Real World aired.

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