The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund board is pleased to announce that our online application is available for student activists who are organizing for social change and building progressive movements on campus and in community. We are in a critical time of resistance with growing numbers on the front lines of social change in movements for economic and racial justice, prison abolition, immigration struggles, indigenous rights, reproductive and gender justice, climate justice and LGBTQ rights. We are additionally concerned with international solidarity challenging US imperialism and militarism. We encourage student leaders in these movements to apply this year.
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’s website: www.davisputter.org. From there, the applicant will be directed to the online application page and asked to register an account with name and email.
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 - trade 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 2018/19 academic year in order to qualify. International students coming to the US for study only are rarely funded, but will be considered if all other eligibility requirements are met.
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 years.
An online application must be submitted along with a personal statement (no more than 1,000 words), two letters of recommendation, transcripts, financial aid reports by Sunday, April 1. Incarcerated applicants may request a paper application. Those selected to receive a grant will be notified in July.