Johnston Ziegler Scholarship

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 $1,000 educational scholarship to the college or university of his or her choice. The recipient of the scholarship will also appear in a video that will be shown at Teen Health Connection events and on the Teen Health Connection website.

All high school seniors in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region are invited to apply for the Johnston Ziegler Youth Scholarship.

You can download the 2018 application here. Completed applications and the accompanying photo release and recommendation forms are due no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, November 30. Applications should be mailed or hand-delivered to Teen Health Connection, 3541 Randolph Road, Suite 206, Charlotte, NC 28211: Attention: Amber Jones

The Teen Advisory Board will select the recipient in early December and the winner will be notified by mid-January of 2018. If there are any questions please contact Amber Jones at 704-381-8342 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Congratulations to Julia Ferrante, South Mecklenburg High School Senior and the 2017 recipient of The Johnston Ziegler Youth Leadership Award. 

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