Davis Putter Scholarship

Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

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Program Description: 

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.

Program Benefits: 

The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on applicant need and funding availability.

Application Process: 

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

Applicant Profile: 

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.

Program Deadline: 

Usually April 1.

More information: 

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 may apply directly to this program. The university's Fellowship Advisor is available to provide preliminary feedback on the application essays and other materials.

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Fellowships Office

Dr. Joy Viveros

Phone: 415.405.2128
Reception: Grad Stop, ADM 250 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Email: fellows1@sfsu.edu