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Ryan Bartel Foundation Heart of Humanity Award

(Formerly Acceptance of Others Award)​

Coming Soon

Nomination Window Opens February 14, 2023

Nomination Window Closes March 15, 2023 at 12:00 am

$2,500 Scholarship Award

About the Award

This is no ordinary scholarship...this award is not based on academic achievement, athletic prowess or extracurricular leadership. It awards young adults helping other young adults who may be struggling with their mental and emotional well being. 

Individuals cannot nominate themselves. They must be nominated by a peer, classmate, friend, teammate, teacher, or other member of the community who experienced or witnessed consistent acts of kindness, help and support from this person. 


  • Offers unconditional support for others

  • Cares for others’ emotional and mental wellbeing

  • Goes out of their way to connect to a peer

  • Demonstrates bravery by helping and protecting others

  • Connects a peer to help when needed