Grants & Scholarships
The mission of the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force is to promote and secure mutual understanding and respect among all people. We are proud offer grants to local organizations that affirm this mission, as well as two student scholarships for young people who have demonstrated a commitment to this vision.
Each year, the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force (BCHRTF) seeks to fund projects and programs that support our stated mission: to affirm the American principles and ideas of the inviolable dignity and worth of each human being and recognize that everyone is equal under state and federal laws and constitutions.
Since 1998, the Task Force has invited local students to apply for this scholarship to honor students who have distinguished themselves by their interests and activities in the field of human rights. This scholarship is open to any high school senior graduating this year in Bonner County, including public, private and home schools.
Erik Robin Bruhjell was a SHS graduate and a resident of Bonner County for 15 of his 22 years of life. Many who knew Erik felt he was wise beyond his years. This scholarship is intended to be a way to honor Erik's memory. The recipient should embody the enthusiasm, passion, inclusiveness, and commitment to human rights that Erik brought to the world.