Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund for Student Activists

Deadline: April 1, 2013

Are you a student activist? Have you been organizing for social change on your campus? If yes, then this fund is for you!

Davis-Putter Fund supports students involved in movements for social change with need-based financial assistance for undergraduate and graduate programs. If you’ve been organizing for social change on your campus and will be enrolled in school during the 2013/2014 academic year, apply for the next round of funds.

Fund Detail

The maximum grant is $10,000 and dependent on the applicant’s own circumstances and available funding. Twenty-five to 30 grants are awarded each year.

Selection Criteria

  • 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.
  • Applications are evaluate based on applicant’s financial need and ability to perform academically at the college level. 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.


Completed applications will include;

  • a short personal statement
  • transcript
  • letters of support from two people able to evaluate the applicant’s current political work
  • an official financial statement (i.e., FAFSA or SAR), and
  • a passport-like photograph suitable for reproduction.

Other requirements

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.

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