The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has applications available for student activists who are
building the progressive movement and will be enrolled in school during the
2010-11 academic 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 .
Since 1961 the Davis-Putter Fund has provided need-based grants to students who are involved
in building movements for social and economic justice and are able to do
academic work at the college level. Grantees are both graduates and
undergraduates enrolled in accredited schools for the period covered by their
grant. Although citizenship is not a
consideration , applicants must be participating in activities in the
US and plan to enroll in an accredited program in the US
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 years.
Applications and the supporting documents -- transcripts, a personal statement, two letters of
recommendation, a photograph, financial aid reports -- must be postmarked by
April 1, 2010. Those selected to receive a grant will be notified in