The Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award was founded by New Mexico Voices for Children in 1993. The award honors Amy Biehl’s commitment to serve by honoring young people in New Mexico who have stepped up to bring positive change to their communities and/or the world at large through community service. Amy, a graduate of Santa Fe High School, went to South Africa at the age of 26 as a Fulbright Scholar to help that country’s leaders develop a new constitution. While conducting voter registration for South Africa’s first all-race election—the election that would end apartheid—she was killed in a riot. See more about Amy’s story here.
One first place winner and one second place winner will be chosen from each of the two age groups (13-18 and 19-26) and will receive cash scholarship awards. The awards are presented at New Mexico Voices for Children's annual KIDS COUNT Conference, in June.
- New Mexico youth ages 13-26 demonstrating a commitment to community service.
- New Mexico youth who served their community between May 1, 2017 - May 4, 2018.
- Applicants must not have been previously awarded the Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award. Groups may not apply.
How to Apply
- Complete application here.
- Submit complete application along with a photo by 5 p.m. on May 4, 2018.
- A total of $3,000 in cash awards will be given out to two age groups: 13-18 and 19-26.
- Two first place awards in the amount of $1,000 will be given to one person in each age group.
- Two second place awards in the amount of $500 will be given to one person in each age group.