Korrina Ervin, a senior from Washington Island High School, is the 2018 recipient of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) of Door County’s Social Justice Scholarship for $1,000.
Ervin was selected in recognition of her deep commitment to social justice both in her personal life and in her community. In her dedication at home as a caregiver to family members and in her leadership on the school student council and in the Washington Island community, Ervin exemplifies the commitment to social justice reflected in the founding principles of Unitarian Universalism.
Ervin’s future plans are to attend the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire to major in social work with an emphasis on gerontology. Her belief that “nothing substitutes for the personal responsibility of each of us to practice social justice in our relationships with one another” is a goal to which we can all aspire.
The UUFDC Social Justice Scholarship is awarded to a local graduating senior who exemplifies a commitment to social justice. It was open this year to students from Gibraltar, Sevastopol and Washington Island school districts – as well as to homeschooled students. Through this scholarship, UUFDC encourages local students of any faith, or no faith, to persevere in the struggle for social justice, wherever and whenever they find it.