Nominate an ABATE Member for the MRF's Young Activist Scholorship

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation Awareness & Education Board is asking for your help in nominating candidates for this year's Young Activist Scholarship (YAS). Below is the information about this program. Please review the membership of your ABATE chapter and submit your nominations by July 15th. The winner gets free round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and conference registration to MRF’s Meeting of the Minds conference in September (and more). This program is a great way to get younger riders involved in our organization. 

Thanks for your help! 

Mary Berger


What is a Young Activist?  A Young Activist is a person between the age of 18 and 30 who has expressed an interest in, and devoted some time to motorcycle rights. Why do I ask what a Young Activist is?  Because the Motorcycle Riders Foundation Awareness and Education (MRFAE) is looking for a few.  Why are we looking?  So we can award one or more Young Activist Scholarships (YAS) for this year’s Meeting of the Minds.

In addition to the age requirement mentioned above the successful candidate for this Scholarship also needs to be nominated by a State Motorcycle Rights Organization.  The young person must be a member of that organization and have a valid motorcycle endorsement.  

The nominee must also submit minimum three hundred (300)-word essay on why biker's rights are important to them. A well written essay from the heart is like a picture or blueprint of who the candidate is; coming directly from the candidate, this gives the committee members a better perspective of the individual.


After all the work what does the winning nominee(s) receive?

One-year membership to the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, effective the first full day of the Meeting of the Minds during the year of award.

Round-trip airfare to the MRF's Meeting of the Minds conference.

Hotel accommodations at the Meeting of the Minds conference. Accommodations will include the hotel room only.

Meeting of the Minds conference registration and banquet fees waived.

Special recognition at the MRF's Meeting of the Minds conference. Said recognition will include a plaque, presentation of one-year membership, and other items or activities as approved by the MRFA&E Board of Directors.

What is the time frame?  All applications must be submitted along with a Young Activist Scholarship Fund Nomination Form no later than July 15, 2015.  You can find the form at or