National deadline: April 1, 2016

Although citizenship is not a consideration, applicants must be living in the United States and planning to enroll in school in the US in order to apply. There is a strong preference for grantees who plan on staying in the US and building the movement here. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be enrolled in an accredited school and receiving college credit for the time period covered by their grant.

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.

The following must be submitted to constitute a complete application:

  • the completed application form (original and two copies)
  • applicant’s personal statement (original and two copies)
  • signed letters of recommendation from at least two people (original and two copies)
  • transcripts of all previous academic work (original and two copies)
  • the Student Aid Report (SAR) (three copies)
  • applicant’s photograph (one original)

Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2016, and must be on PDF forms which are available on the website.

Interview: In May or June (2015/2016 TBA) 

Announcement of recipients: By the end of July

Faculty representative: Keith Raether