The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. 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 maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on applicant need and funding availability.
Applicants must submit a Student Aid Report (SAR), if eligible for U.S. Federal Aid, or a completed FAFSA worksheet if not eligible for U.S. federal aid
Foremost qualification for this need-based scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity, or other progressive issues.There is a strong preference for grantees who plan to remain in the U.S. and build the progressive movement here.
Undergraduate and graduate students.
U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicant must have participated in progressive activities in U.S. and be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited program in the U.S. Strong preference for those who plan to stay in the U.S.
Usually April 1.
Grants are disbursed to cover each separate semester during which the grantee is attending school. Grants must be used in the year they are awarded and cannot be deferred or carried over. Recipients must reapply each year support is sought.
How To Apply:
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.