If you’re a college student (or a high school senior about to enter college), American Atheists has some money for you!
If you’ve done any activism this past year individually or with a group, if you’ve written letters-to-the-editor which were published, if you were an outspoken atheist in some way or another, you should think about applying.
The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship. The four runners-up receive $500 each. And there is also a scholarship for LGBT activism worth $500 (which is also open to straight allies). As an added bonus, all applicants get a year-long free membership into AA and winners will receive free admission to AA’s 2015 national conference in Memphis this April.
Please summarize your activism in a 500- to 1,000-word essay. Detail your activities, motivations, and the importance of atheist activism. Please note that merely writing an essay will not win you the scholarship. This is about activism, and your essay should be about your activism for the cause of atheist civil liberties, the separation of church and state, or presenting a positive view of atheism to the general public and your fellow students and faculty.
The deadline is February 1, so start applying! As a former scholarship recipient, I can tell you that AA cares more about your activism than your writing skills. Show them what you’re doing to spread reason and get people thinking rationally!
All the information you need is right here. Good luck!