Each year, CYV awards scholarships that have been established by generous donors to recognize and encourage youth leaders in the Youth in Government program. There is one scholarship awarded per fund (for a total of two scholarships per year) and each scholarship covers the full registration costs for one participant.

Read on below to apply and learn about these two remarkable individuals and see what the application reviewers will be looking for when determining award recipients.


Beth was a Youth in Government participant during her 8th, 9th, and 10th grade years. Through YIG, Beth discovered a love for government. She was known for having high values and a strong commitment to her faith.  She was a person of honesty and integrity who led by example through hard work and determination, while always maintaining a great sense of humor. Beth passed away at the young age of 17 but her love for children and her commitment to supporting the underdog will live on in YIG participants for years to come. 

Applicants for the Hidy Award should be prepared to have a show a commitment to values, including honesty and integrity, and should look for stories and experiences that show they lead by example in their community. 



Chase participated in Center for Youth Voice conference programs throughout high school: Youth in Government, Model United Nations, and the Conference on National Affairs. Chase’s passion for law was ignited through these experiences, which was the reason he decided to pursue law as a career path. Chase was known to vocally defend and stand against injustice.  He was hard-working, clever, outwardly focused, determined, caring and deliberate. In April 2016, Chase was killed by a disgruntled client while on-the-job at a criminal defense firm. His outgoing personality has made a significant impact on others, which continues through this award. 

Applicants for the Passauer Award should be able to demonstrate an outward focus, beyond themselves and beyond YIG. Accordingly, application reviewers expect to see somebody who has taken the things they learn at YIG and apply them to the world beyond in a way that betters their community.