Religious Scholarships - Atheist

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Life Members' Scholarship


Sponsored by: American Atheists
Amount: $1,000-$2,000
Apply by: February 1
Description: Applicants must be high school seniors or college students who are Atheists, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be student activists. The award is based on the level of activism and requires a 500- to 1,000-word essay. In addition to the scholarship, the winner will receive a free trip to the American Atheists National Convention.
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Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest


Sponsored by: Freedom from Religion Foundation
Amount: $200-$2,000
Apply by: June 15
Description: Applicants must write a four- to five-page essay on the provided topic. Recent topic choices have been, "Why I am an atheist/agnostic/unbeliever," "Growing up a freethinker" or "Rejecting religion." More details about the topic are available online.
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Student Activist Awards


Sponsored by: Freedom from Religion Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Apply by: Varies
Description: Selection is based on activism for free thought or separation of church and state.
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