Six $5000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors (ONLY) of color (African American, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist, freethinker and/or secular. Students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented, disabled and/or LGBTQI+ are encouraged to apply. We are committed to promoting the work of black skeptics, freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and secular humanists through community outreach, education, and social justice initiatives.
An essay (between 500-700 words) on the following is required: "Humanism is based on the belief that every human being should be treated equitably regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and disability status. Secular humanism holds that human beings, not gods, are solely responsible for creating social change. Why do you identify as non-religious/secular and what humanist issue(s) are you passionate about addressing in your community? How might secular humanism make a positive difference in creating social change? What SPECIFIC ISSUES or causes have you addressed in your community that could be characterized as humanist?". You will need to submit a letter of recommendation from an advisor/teacher. (You can attach a separate page listing your participation in school and/or community-based organizations if this is not included in your advisor/teacher letter. A copy of your Admission letter to your 2 or 4 year college is required.