First In The Family Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Online Application

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  • Before You Begin

  • Four $2500 scholarships will be awarded to students of color (African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist and/or secular.

    BEFORE COMPLETING ONLINE APPLICATION, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS READY TO UPLOAD:

    1. Your Two to three paragraph essay (between 400 – 700 words) on the following topic: Humanism is based on the belief that every human being should be treated equally regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and disability status. Human beings, not gods, are solely responsible for creating social change. What issue(s) are you passionate about addressing in your community and how might Humanism make a positive difference in creating social change? (Include in your essay if you are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented, group home or System-Involved, and/or LGBTQ.)
    2. A letter or recommendation from an advisor/teacher that includes your participation in school and/or community-based organizations. You can attach a separate page listing your participation in school and/or community-based organizations if you prefer.
    3. A copy of your Admission letter to your 2 or 4 year college
    • Preference will be given to students who are the first in their families to go to college.
    • Students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented and/or LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.
    • Applicants must have a record of service to and participation in school and/or community-based organizations.
    • Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from an advisor/teacher and complete the two-paragraph essay below.
    • Applicants must provide an admission letter to a 2 or 4 year college.