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Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award

  • Website Address
  • http://blackskepticsla.org/scholarship-application...
  • Contact
  • Sikivu Hutchinson
  • Address
  • 3101 W. 79th Street
  • Los Angeles, CA 90043
  • Email Address
  • blackskeptics@gmail.org
  • Application Deadline
  • June 17, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • 4
  • Maximum Amount
  • $2,500
  • Scholarship Description
  • Four (4) scholarships are awarded to high school youth to assist with their tuition, room and board, books, and other academic resources. This award is available to high school youth who live in the U.S. who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into two or four-year colleges. Preference is given to students of color (Black/African American, Latino(a), Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented students and/or LGBTQ (system involved youth applicants are also welcome).

    Submission materials:
    -A two to three paragraph essay (between 400-700 words) on the following topic: Humanism is based on the belief that every human being should be treated equally regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and disability status. Human beings, not gods, are solely responsible for creating social change. Why do you identify as non-religious/secular and what issue(s) are you passionate about addressing in your community? How might Humanism make a positive difference in creating social change?
    -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 two- or four-year college

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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