Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students who can demonstrate that they are actively working for peace and justice. The scholarships are need-based and are awarded to college students who are excelling academically, and who are involved in peace and justice activities in the community or on campus.

The fund was originally founded in 1961 and called the Marian Davis Scholarship Fund - named after Marian Davis, who was a teacher and political activist best known as an advocate for racial justice and the rights of labor.

Early recipients of the scholarship awards fought against racism, against war, etc. In more recent years, grantees have been active in the struggle against sexism, gay rights, and other forms of oppression. Because there are so many avenues of activism, most are acceptable when applying for the award.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a financial need and ability to perform academically at the college level. Both graduate and undergraduate students qualify to apply, as long as they are currently enrolled in an accredited school and receiving college credit for the time period covered by their grant. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be living in the United States.

In addition to a completed application, applicants must also submit a short personal statement, transcripts, letters of support from two people able to evaluate the applicant’s current political work, an official financial statement (such as FAFSA), and a professional photo of themselves.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in APRIL of each year, and the award amount is usually UP TO $10,000.

For more details, visit www.davisputter.org



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