The Hannah Warburton Resilience Award is a $500.00 cash award established for Utah high school seniors who have shown resilience in overcoming difficult obstacles to completing their high school education. Utah seniors will be awarded at the end of each school year.
Share YOUR story in detail! The entire purpose of you sharing your story is to help other students understand they are not alone, that others have difficult circumstances, and how they might get through their own difficulties and go on to live an empowered life. To increase your ability to win, include as much detail about your life, your difficult circumstances and what resilience tools you use to thrive.
Apply for the award by sharing an essay with your story of resilience about how you graduated (or will graduate) in the face of tremendous obstacles. You may not graduate at the top of your class, but deserve an award for the courage and strength it took to get where you are.
Tell your story as if you are trying to help someone younger than you who doesn’t see any way to make it in this life.
To increase your chances of winning, include as much detail as possible.
Tell them your story! Show them how to thrive!
We want to recognize what you've overcome!
Every year at high school graduations across the country, students receive awards for their outstanding efforts. Why aren’t the kids who struggle acknowledged? There are kids who face overwhelming odds and exhibit tremendous resilience to simply graduate. We want to acknowledge these amazing kids!
How Does It Work?
What is the Award?
The Hannah Warburton Resilience Award is a $500.00 cash award established for Utah high school seniors who have shown resilience in overcoming difficult obstacles to completing their high school education and write a detailed essay about their experiences.
In order to increase your likelihood of being an award recipient include as much detail as possible about your challenges and the tools you learned to thrive.
Utah seniors will be awarded at the end of each school year. This is not a scholarship, but rather a cash award to offset any costs associated with the recipient’s efforts to attain higher education, including tuition, books, supplies, transportation costs, or simply to take a well-deserved summer vacation.
The number of students awarded is dependent on donations received.
We Share Your Story So It Will Help Others
In the process of applying for this award, students will share their story of resilience. Their stories will go on to help kids of all ages overcome struggles in their own lives. Awardees will be highlighted in their schools, social media, and local news outlets where possible.
We Present The Award
Whenever possible we present this award to the student at their H.S. award assembly. It’s a great way to break the stigma that prevents kids from speaking out when they are in pain. Let’s celebrate resilience!
Peyden Allen – 2022 HWRA – Weber High
My name is Peyden Allen. This year I am a senior at Weber High School. To be honest I never really thought I would be able to say that....
2022 – Isabella Venegas – HWRA – Weber HS
The Horizon My Story of Resilience The world had become monochrome, shades of gray. The calming waves in my mind were becoming violent;...
2022 – Addison Dittmar – HWRA – Herriman HS
In January of 2020, my sophomore year, I was in an auto accident that resulted in a severe brain injury and a very long recovery. As I...
2022 – Ella Terry – HWRA – Bonneville HS
Up until sophomore year life was great! Obviously I didn't think that at the time because 15 year old me assumed that the worst thing that...
2022 – Ioana Skipps – HWRA -Weber HS – Awardee
So who am I? I am the middle child of seven children(four of them are my biological siblings), technically I am never alone. This is due to...
Saturday mornings were clearly the best day of the week. Without fail, for numerous seasons in a row, not one game was lost. We were the...
I only have one life, a web strung into complexities that only I know the pain of its creation. Discrediting the human race is to say that...