UW Marcy Migdal Fund for Educational Equality

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Marcy Migdal Fund supports exceptional students engaged in activities aimed at enhancing access to education for vulnerable students, either locally or throughout the world, and helping them succeed in their education. The Marcy Migdal Fund provides two awards of $1,000 per academic year.

Marcy Migdal was known throughout Washington State as a leading educator in the field of multicultural education and for her passionate commitment to social justice and advocacy for the most vulnerable members of our community. It is the intent of this endowment that Marcy’s selfless dedication and activist spirit live on in this award. Scholarships will be awarded based on the adherence of the proposed activities to the priorities of the Marcy Migdal Fund.

All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma) are eligible to apply. Applicants must: be current UW students in good academic standing; complete the application process prior to the published deadline; and at the completion of the project write a short report on their project and how the funds were used. Recipients must be enrolled at UW during the quarter the award is received.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides need-based grants to students who are able to do academic work at the college level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and are actively working for peace and justice. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be living in the U. S. and planning to enroll in an accredited school. Grantees must receive academic credits for the time period covered by their grant. 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 solidarity.

The maximum grant is $10,000 but awards may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of money available. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. However, applicants must have participated in activities in the United States, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on remaining in the United States.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Center for Human Rights Funding

Application Deadline:  March 30, 2017

The UW Center for Human Rights offers a number of funding opportunities for students, including the following:

Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Endowed Human Rights Fund for Students

The Osheroff and Clark fund provides financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students to support human rights projects that promote social change through direct action. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications.

All hands-on human rights projects aiming to achieve real-world impact — in other words, to improve human rights — are eligible, whether the work is to be carried out in the United States or elsewhere in the world. In keeping with Abe’s and Gunnel’s belief that accountability begins at home, priority will be given to projects that speak to the particular roles and responsibilities of our own institutions (including government, private sector entities, and the university itself) in human rights.

  • All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington (Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma) are eligible to apply.
  • US citizenship/permanent resident status is NOT REQUIRED.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.


Dr. Lisa Sable Brown Endowed Fund for Human Rights

The Dr. Lisa Sable Brown Fund provides financial resources to benefit graduate students to study and/or conduct research about human rights. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications. The committee may combine this fellowship with the Mack and Mayerfeld fellowship to make a more substantial award. Priority will be given to graduate student research that identifies acts of oppression of an individual’s human rights and advocates abolishing such practices that may be viewed as a form of “slavery.”

  • Any graduate student who is currently enrolled and will be enrolled in the upcoming academic year is eligible to apply.
  • This award is open to graduate students at all three branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma).
  • The award could be used towards tuition, research, travel, books, materials, equipment.
  • US citizenship or permanent resident status is NOT REQUIRED.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.


Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld Endowed Fund for Human Rights

The Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld Fund provides financial resources to benefit graduate students to study and/or conduct research about human rights. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications. The committee may combine this fellowship with the Lisa Sable Brown fellowship to make a more substantial award.

  • Any graduate student who is currently enrolled and will be enrolled in the upcoming academic year is eligible to apply.
  • This award is open to graduate students at all three branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma).
  • The award could be used towards tuition, research, travel, books, materials, equipment.
  • US citizenship or permanent resident status is NOT REQUIRED.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.

UCLA Labor Center Dream Summer Program

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2017

Dream Summer is a national fellowship program established by the UCLA Dream Resource Center. The program has provided over 560 fellowship opportunities to immigrant youth and allies throughout the nation. Dream Summer participants have engaged in social justice work and movement building by addressing the intersections of immigrant rights issues with queer and transgender communities, the Asian Pacific Islander community, mass incarceration and deportations perpetuated by the criminalization of people of color, and health care access for all.

Participants are placed in social justice organizations for 10 weeks for additional training. Dream Summer fellows work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the inclusion of undocumented immigrant issues within the organization’s social justice work. Dream Summer participants receive a $5,000 fellowship for their participation in the program, as well as travel expenses related to attending the program orientation in Los Angeles.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and the program will consider applicants beyond 28 years of age only in exceptional circumstances. Enrollment in an educational degree program is not required. The program does not discriminate based on immigration status and is open to undocumented individuals.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

 

Stonewall Community Foundation Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

Application deadline:   May 18, 2016

Awarded by the Stonewall Community Foundation, the Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship supports women-identified LBGTQ students already matriculated at a nonprofit college or university. The award is available for any level of study, including graduate study.

Applicants for the scholarship must demonstrate their motivation to making a difference with their lives. Applications are judged on:

  • Academic excellence
  • Outstanding community service
  • Commitment to impacting LGBTQ issues

Leadership, merit, and professional and personal goals will also be considered.

Multiple scholarships between $1,500 and $3,000 will be awarded in early Summer 2016 and are non-renewable.

For complete information about this opportunity, see the application here: https://stonewallfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016-TDRS-Application-FINAL.pdf

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Graduate Scholarship

Application deadline:   May 15, 2016

Established in 1977, the National Women’s Studies Association has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.

NWSA will award $1,000 to a student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women’s studies. The research project must enhance the NWSA mission. Applicants must be a member of NWSA at the time of application.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.nwsa.org/content.asp?contentid=16

UW Marcy Migdal Fund for Educational Equality

Application deadline:   April 15, 2016

The Marcy Migdal Fund supports exceptional students engaged in activities aimed at enhancing access to education for vulnerable students, either locally or throughout the world, and helping them succeed in their education. The Marcy Migdal Scholarship provides two cash awards of $1,000 each per academic year.

Marcy Migdal was known throughout Washington State as a leading educator in the field of multicultural education and for her passionate commitment to social justice and advocacy for the most vulnerable members of our community. It is the intent of this endowment that Marcy’s selfless dedication and activist spirit live on in this award. Scholarships will be awarded based on the adherence of the proposed activities to the priorities of the Marcy Migdal Fund.

All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma) are eligible to apply. Applicants must: be current UW students in good academic standing; complete the application process prior to the published deadline; and at the completion of the project write a short report on their project and how the funds were used. Recipients must be enrolled at UW during the quarter the award is received.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://globalstudies.washington.edu/marcy-migdal-fund/

UW Center for Human Rights Funding

Application deadline:   April 1, 2016

The UW Center for Human Rights offers a number of funding opportunities for students, including the following:

Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Endowed Human Rights Fund for Students

The Osheroff and Clark fund provides financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students to support human rights projects that promote social change through direct action. In 2016, we anticipate having approximately $4000 available to distribute; the entire amount may be issued in a single award or split between multiple awardees. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications.

All hands-on human rights projects aiming to achieve real-world impact — in other words, to improve human rights — are eligible, whether the work is to be carried out in the United States or elsewhere in the world. In keeping with Abe’s and Gunnel’s belief that accountability begins at home, priority will be given to projects that speak to the particular roles and responsibilities of our own institutions (including government, private sector entities, and the university itself) in human rights.

  • All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington (Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma) are eligible to apply.
  • US citizenship/permanent resident status is NOT REQUIRED.

For more information about this opportunity, see: http://humanrights.washington.edu/resources/osheroff-clark-fund/


Dr. Lisa Sable Brown Endowed Fund for Human Rights

The Dr. Lisa Sable Brown Fund provides financial resources to benefit graduate students to study and/or conduct research about human rights. In 2016, we anticipate having approximately $2200 available to distribute; the entire amount may be issued in a single award or split between multiple awardees. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications. The committee may combine this fellowship with the Mack and Mayerfeld fellowship to make a more substantial award. Priority will be given to graduate student research that identifies acts of oppression of an individual’s human rights and advocates abolishing such practices that may be viewed as a form of “slavery.”

  • Any graduate student who is currently enrolled and will be enrolled in the upcoming academic year is eligible to apply.
  • This award is open to graduate students at all three branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma).
  • The award could be used towards tuition, research, travel, books, materials, equipment.
  • US citizenship or permanent resident status is NOT REQUIRED.

For more information about this opportunity, see: http://humanrights.washington.edu/resources/dr-lisa-sable-brown-fund/


Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld Endowed Fund for Human Rights

The Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld Fund provides financial resources to benefit graduate students to study and/or conduct research about human rights. In 2016, we anticipate having approximately $2800 available to distribute; the entire amount may be issued in a single award or split between multiple awardees. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications. The committee may combine this fellowship with the Lisa Sable Brown fellowship to make a more substantial award.

  • Any graduate student who is currently enrolled and will be enrolled in the upcoming academic year is eligible to apply.
  • This award is open to graduate students at all three branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma).
  • The award could be used towards tuition, research, travel, books, materials, equipment.
  • US citizenship or permanent resident status is NOT REQUIRED.
 For more information about this opportunity, see: http://humanrights.washington.edu/resources/mack-mayerfeld-fund/

 

Fahs-Beck Scholars Doctoral Dissertation Grant

Application deadline:   April 1, 2016

The Fahs-Beck Scholars Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program makes available grants of up to $5,000 to help support dissertation expenses of doctoral students in the United States and Canada whose studies have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems. The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries.

Proposals are considered twice a year with deadlines of April 1 and November 1.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.fahsbeckfund.org/grant_programs.html

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Application deadline:   April 1, 2016

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. 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.

Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. However, applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.

The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $10,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30). The scholarships are for normal educational and living expenses. The Fund is not a source to fund research or fieldwork.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/ and http://www.davisputter.org/apply/faqs/