About the Scholarship

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund was founded in the year 1961 as the Marian Davis Scholarship Fund in the memory of Horace B. Davis. The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice.

The scholarships are awarded based on financial need and to students demonstrating activism in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and/or other forms of oppression, building a movement for economic justice and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • Applications are available on the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund (DPSF) website. All applicants must send the completed application form to the financial aid department before the deadline.

  • Applicants must write a personal statement on describing their activism and goals which should not exceed 1000 words.

  • All candidates must give transcripts covering all periods of enrollment at a college or university and two signed letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the student's activities.

  • A student must send a copy of the Student Aid Report. The SAR is generated by filing the FAFSA. The FAFSA application form is generally filled to determine the financial position of a student to pay for education.

  • Three copies, including the original and two photocopies, of the completed application and all supporting materials, must be submitted online.


Award Amount and Deadline

The scholarship award amounts to $10000. The total number of awards varies every academic year and depends on a student's academic performance and availability of funds.

The last date to apply for this scholarship is on 1st April. Thus, students are advised to keep track of the application deadline and send all their documents before the deadline to avoid their application getting rejected.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a student activist who is involved in building the progressive movement for social and economic justice. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and others.

  • Students must be currently active in eligible activities at the time of application.

  • An applicant must be currently enrolled in college at the undergraduate or graduate levels at the time of application.

  • A recipient must have participated in activities in the United States and be planning to enroll in an accredited program in the United States in order to apply for this scholarship. There is a strong preference to award grants to students who are planning on staying in the United States and building the progressive movement there.


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