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Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Davis-Putter Scholarship

Application Deadline

Early April

Eligibility 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.

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.

We also evaluate the 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.

Scholarship Description

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 active in a progressive movement on their campus and in the community. The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of funding available.


Martha PattersonMartha Patterson, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Carnegie Hall 206
(618) 537-6881