First in the Family Humanist Scholarship
About the Scholarship

Four $5000 scholarships are available for BIPOC high school youth to assist with their tuition, room and board, books, and other academic resources. This award is available to graduating high school seniors who live in the U.S. and identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into two or four-year colleges. Preference is given to Black/African American, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American students, as well as BIPOC youth whose families have been economically and personally impacted by COVID-19.

Students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented, disabled and/or LGBTQI+ are encouraged to apply.

For more information about our Scholarship Awards, please check out Our Work

How to Apply

Deadline:   June 25, 2021

We have two easy ways to apply.  You can use our online form, or you can use the  PDF application.  Choose your application type below.

First in the Family Humanist Scholarship:Freedom From Religion Foundation Forward Freethought Scholarship 2021
About the Scholarship

Four $5000 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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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.

For more information about our Scholarship Awards, please check out Our Work

*Scholarships will be awarded in August 2020*

How to Apply

Deadline:   June 26, 2020

We have two easy ways to apply.  You can use our online form, or you can use the  PDF application.  Choose your application type below.

Our Applications are Closed for 2020