The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
has applications available for student activists who are
building the progressive movement and will be enrolled in school
during the 2003-04 academic year. The following announcement
should answer any questions about the Fund, our scholarships,
the students we support, and the process for applying for a
grant. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please
send this announcement to them. If you have additional
questions, contact us by email and we will try to answer them
What is the Davis-Putter Fund?
Since 1961, the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has provided
need-based grants to student activists who are able to do
academic work at the college level and are involved in building
the movement for social and economic justice.
Who does the Fund support?
Davis-Putter grantees are both graduate and undergraduate
students who are enrolled in an accredited school for the time
period covered by their grant. Although US citizenship is not a
consideration, applicants must live in the United States and
plan to enroll an accredited program in the US in order to
qualify. There is a strong preference for grantees who plan to
stay in the United States and build the progressive movement
What kind of activities are grantees involved in?
Early recipients fought for civil rights, against
McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. More recently, 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,
How large are the scholarships the Fund provides?
The maximum grant is $6,000 and may be considerably smaller
depending on the applicant's circumstances and the amount of
funding available. All of the funds for scholarships come from
the contributions of individual donors and we generally make
between 25 and 30 grants each year. Grants are for one year
although students may re-apply for subsequent years.
What are the deadlines for applying for a grant?
Applications and the supporting documents -- transcripts, a
personal statement, two letters of recommendation, a photograph,
financial aid reports -- must be postmarked by April 1.
Decisions will be announced in July.
How do I get an application packet?
Send a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope to the address listed
below. Requests for applications must be received by Friday,
March 21, 2003 at the latest and should not be sent by carriers
requiring a signature. These are the instructions for the
2003-04 academic year only. If you are interested in applying in
a subsequent year, please contact us for details then.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Post Office Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307