American Atheists Student Activist Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

February 26

Awarded By

American Atheists Inc.

Award Amount

$1,000 provided for recipients of O'Hair Scholarships, and $500 for essays selected to receive one of the President's Scholarships. All awards are provided annually and are non-renewable.


Six awards offered annually: two O'Hair Scholarships, four President's Scholarships.

Additional Information

Membership in American Atheists, Inc. is not required to apply for the scholarship; however, it is required to accept the prize. Membership information is available on the organization's website. While all activism is important and will be considered, special attention will be given to students who show activism in their schools, such as starting atheist and/or freethinking groups or fighting against violations of the separation of church and state. **Please note: Merely writing an essay will not win the applicant the scholarship. The award is about activism, and the applicant's essay should be about his/her activism for the cause of atheist civil liberties, the separation of church and state, or placing a positive face on atheism. The winner will be chosen by the Youth and Family Director, the president, and/or the delegates chosen by the directors and/or officers of American Atheists.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the American Atheists website. In addition to the application, the following materials must be submitted: an official transcript or grade report showing the applicant ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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