OURS National Scholarships

Alex Edgar : Strauss Scholarship

Alex Edgar (’25, Political Behavior, with minors in Public Policy and Education) most loves working with his peers to inspire Generation Z to become the most civically engaged generation in American history. He currently serves as the Director of the Associated Students of the University of California Vote Coalition, Civic Engagement Coordinator for the UC Student Association, and an Andrew Goodman Foundation Vote Everywhere Ambassador. Alex’s civic work has been widely recognized, and he was honored with the 2023 John Lewis Youth Leadership Award from the National Association of Secretaries of State. His Strauss Scholarship Project, the Democracy Initiative, will develop a campus-wide committee focused on uniting student groups in registering and turning out voters and implementing UC Berkeley-wide Democracy Days on Election Days to increase civic joy and engagement.