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CAIR Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship

CAIR Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship
CAIR Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship is open to full-time students enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students at a U.S. accredited college or university. Students enrolled full-time in a professional program are also eligible.

Eligible students must have a strong interest in civil rights and social justice. Along with a completed application, student must answer an essay question regarding equality in America in 500 words or less. Applicants must demonstrate through community activities or work-related experiences their commitment to support social equality.

The scholarship is sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The goal of the organization is to increase education on Islam and to protect the civil rights of American Muslims. The organization was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

The scholarship is named after Rosa Parks, an African-American civil rights activist from Alabama. Rosa became famous for challenging Alabama's segregation laws by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955. It was Rosa's bold stand for equality that became a key event in the modern Civil Rights Movement of the 60's.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in AUGUST of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000.

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