Denim Day Scholarship

Posted: March 23, 2021

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

In honor of Denim Day, which is Wednesday, April 28th, New Horizons is holding an essay contest where two students can each win a $500 Scholarship toward their education.

Not familiar with what Denim Day is all about? You can read more on that HERE.

And if you’d like to contribute financially to support the scholarship, please visit our Donation Page just be sure to mention that the funds are to support the Denim Day Scholarship Program.

Below are the full details of this opportunity for high school seniors in La Crosse and Trempealeau Counties. Share this with any high school seniors in the area that you know! Be sure entries are submitted by the deadline of Thursday, April 30th.

  • Amount: 2 scholarships of $500 each

  • Eligibility: High School Seniors in La Crosse and Trempealeau County Schools

  • Length Requirement: 750–1,000 words

  • Deadline: May 31, 2021 by Noon


Scholarship will be awarded to one student contingent upon successful completion of one semester at a higher education institution. Check will be paid directly to that institution. The winning essays will be published in New Horizons’ Summer Newsletter, online by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and excerpts from their essay will be published in local media.


April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For the first time in our lifetimes, we saw a global pandemic interfering with mostly all activities of daily living. Communities were shut down by Safer at Home orders, families struggled with workplace and school closures and supports and services moved to virtual platforms. How has the pandemic impacted sexual abuse survivors and services in your community? When writing your essay, be mindful of all forms of sexual abuse and violence present in our communities and whom it impacts.


Essay is due Monday, May 31st by 12pm. Essays can be written and submitted in English, Hmong or Spanish. Please submit via email to . To make other submission arrangements, please call our Sexual Assault Advocate at 608-386-6043.

2021 Denim Day Scholarship SPANISH


  • Citizens Community Federal Bank
  • Infinity
  • Independence State Bank
  • La Crosse City Housing
  • Citizens First Bank
  • Associated Bank
  • Jane & Joseph Michalke
  • Verve, A Credit Union
  • Bluff View Bank
  • Heather Holley
  • Lori & Mark Meinking
  • Scott & Laurie Kopp