Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

About the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Named for activists Marian Davis and Norton Putter, 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 part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. 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.

The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $15,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30). Grants are disbursed to cover each separate semester, quarter or term 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.

Location of award, if applicable: United States

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund application process:

Review the scholarship website for information on scholarship requirements and eligibility, and to determine whether it is a good fit for your career and academic goals.

Applications open in January and are available until March 31st.

Application components include:
– a completed application form
– applicant’s personal statement (1000 words max)
– two letters of recommendation
– transcripts of most recent academic work
– the Student Aid Report (SAR) or FAFSA worksheet

Applications are due April 1.

Interested? Contact CFSA for information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email:  cfsa@syr.edu More Information:  http://www.davisputter.org/

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