Denim Day Scholarship

Posted: February 21, 2023

2023 Denim Day logo

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In honor of Denim Day, which is Wednesday, April 26th, 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!

  • Amount: 2 scholarships of $500 each
  • Eligibility: High School Seniors in La Crosse and Trempealeau County Schools
  • Length Requirement: 500-750 words or a 3 to 4 minute video
  • Deadline: May 1, 2023 11:59 PM


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.


April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As we work to end violence through awareness and education, please explain how victim-blaming, in the context of sexual assault, affects your community, and what can be done to address victim-blaming and change the way sexual assault is perceived in your community. When writing your essay or creating your video, be mindful of all forms of sexual abuse and violence present in our communities and whom it impacts.

**Please be sure to include a cover page with your submission that includes:

  • First and Last Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Name of High School


Essay is due Monday, May 1 at 11:59 PM. Essays can be written/recorded and submitted in English, Hmong or Spanish. Please submit via email to . To make other submission arrangements, please call Youth and Family Advocate at 608-386-6041.