DPSF – Application Available for Student Activist Scholarships


>The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund board is excited to announce that
>applications are available for student activists who are organizing for
>social change and building progressive movements on campus and in
>community. Over the past year, we have seen exponential growth in
>movements for economic and racial justice, prison abolition, immigration
>struggles, indigenous rights, reproductive justice and LGBTQ rights and
>encourage these student leaders to apply this year. We are also concerned
>with international solidarity challenging US imperialism and militarism.
>Our website provides answers to questions about the Fund, the application
>process, and the students we support. If you know of students working for
>peace and justice, or if you have a list of activist contacts, please send
>this announcement along and refer potential applicants to the Fund零
>website: www.davisputter.org.
>Since 1961 the Davis-Putter Fund has provided need-based grants to
>students doing academic work at the college level and are involved in
>building movements for social and economic justice. Grantees are both
>graduates and undergraduates enrolled in accredited schools/programs for
>the period covered by their grant – technical school or certification
>programs will be considered. Although citizenship is not a consideration,
>applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program in the US during the
>2016/17 academic year in order to qualify.
>The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on
>the applicant’s circumstances and the funding available. All the funds
>come from individual donors and there are 25-30 grants awarded each year.
>Grants are for one year although students may re-apply for subsequent
>Applications and the supporting documents — a personal statement, two
>letters of recommendation, transcripts, a photograph, financial aid
>reports — must be postmarked by April 1. Those selected to receive a
>grant will be notified in July.
>In solidarity,
>Carol J. Kraemer
>Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
>P.O. Box 7307
>New York, NY 10116