National deadline: March 31, 2017 

Eligibility requirements:

  • Currently living in the U.S.
  • Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in accredited school
  • Plan to remain in the U.S. and continue their project/movement

Award summary and conditions: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues. The applicant's financial need and ability to perform academically at the college level are also evaluated. The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant's circumstances and the amount of funding available.

Application process: hard copy

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form (original and two copies)
  • Personal statement, 1,000 words (original and two copies)
  • Signed letters of recommendation (2)
  • Transcripts of all previous academic work (original and two copies)
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) (three copies)
  • Glossy passport style photo 

Announcement of recipients: By the end of July

Faculty representative: Keith Raether