New Horizons offers ‘Denim Day’ scholarships for student essays in La Crosse, Trempealeau school districts

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers is awarding two scholarships to high school seniors.

The “Denim Day” scholarships will be awarded to one student in La Crosse and one student in Trempealeau County schools.

Students must submit written or video essays that explain the effects of sexual assault on victims and how communities treat victims of sexual assault.

“It is a way to engage students in doing prevention work, letting the community know that sexual violence happens out there, and it’s a way to give back to [students] so that it encourages them to go on for college of some type,” said New Horizons Executive Director Ann Kappauf.

Submissions can be written in English, Hmong or Spanish, and they’re due by May 1.

The $500 scholarships will be awarded in the second week of May.

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