Johnston Ziegler Scholarship

Johnston Ziegler Scholarship

Applications for the 2022 Johnston Ziegler Scholarship are now open. All high school seniors are invited and encouraged to apply for this scholarship. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 10th at 4:00 pm.

Dr. John Gardner Johnston, Teen Health Connection’s founding Medical Director, and Charlotte pediatrician is known for his efforts to empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe, and successful. Throughout his career, Dr. Johnston has dedicated his time to improving the lives of his patients and to community child advocacy.

Barbara Ziegler demonstrated outstanding commitment and capability in her efforts to improve adolescent health as the Founding Executive Director for Teen Health Connection. Barbara advocated for adolescents through position statements and conversations with local, state, and national politicians and through her service on various local and state committees and boards.

The Johnston Ziegler Youth Leadership Award is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes a local high-school senior who, like Dr. Johnston and Barbara Ziegler, has demonstrated outstanding leadership, advocacy, or service for adolescents. The selected youth will receive a $2,500 educational scholarship to the college or university of his or her choice. 

If there are any questions about the application or if you are interested in learning more about this award please contact Amber Jones at

Watch how this Charlotte teen turned tragedy into her life’s work.

Congratulations to Jules Oringel, Providence High School Senior and the 2020 recipient of The Johnston Ziegler Youth Leadership Award.

Previous Winners

Apply for the Johnston Ziegler Youth Scholarship

Applications along with 2 Adult References are due by 4:00 PM Friday, December 10, 2021. Teen Health Connection will not consider incomplete or late applications. All completed applications should be emailed to

Please include “JZ Application” in the Subject line.

The deadline to apply is Friday, December 10th at 4:00 pm.

If there are any questions please contact Amber Jones at


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