Scholarships for Student Activists
SSA Student Activist Scholarship
We will open our scholar application process in July. At that time, you can find more information and the application here.
In the meantime, please feel free to join SSA as a student member. Student membership is free and you will automatically receive an announcement when the scholarship application becomes available.
Each year, the Secular Student Alliance offers scholarships to student activists who demonstrate secular values in their personal lives, on their campus, and in their community.
Before you start on the application below you may wish to take some time and write out answers to the following questions which will appear in part 2 of the application. All answers must be 500 words or less.
- Tell us about yourself: what are your educational, career and life goals?
- What is your secular identity, how did you come to it, and how will it will remain a part of your life?
- Why is the work of the SSA important to you?
- What kind of secular activism have you participated in previously (inside or outside of a school setting)?
- Have you been involved (or plan to be involved) in any kind of intersectional activism?
- What activism plans do you have for this academic year? Please provide specifics.
- What are your goals relating to the Secular Student Alliance Mission and Vision for a more secular and humanistic future?
- How will this scholarship help you reach your goals?
The American Atheist scholarship
American Atheists celebrates student activism by awarding scholarships to students who demonstrate atheist activism in their communities and schools. The application period opens in December of each year with applications due by mid-February. Check back for a link to the application.
Black Skeptics of Los Angeles First in the Family Humanist Scholarship
Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award
Four $2,500 scholarships are awarded to high school youth to assist with their tuition, room and board, books, and other academic resources. This award is available to high school youth who live in the U.S. who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into two or four-year colleges. Preference is given to students of color (Black/African American, Latino(a), Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American). Students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented and/or LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.
The 2019 application is closed. Check back for the 2020 scholarship application.