CAIR Seeks Applicants for Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship Award to be presented Oct. 15 at 17th annual CAIR banquet in Arlington, Va.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/6/2011) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations(CAIR) is seeking applicants for its annual scholarship honoring the life and work of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.
This year's awardee of the annual $1,000 "Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship" will be announced at CAIR's 17th annual banquet on Saturday, October 15 in Arlington, Va. A day-long leadership skills training conference is scheduled to precede the banquet on Saturday.
The application deadline for the scholarship is September 23, 2011. A printable version of the application can be found here.
Applicants must be enrolled in, or accepted by, a full-time undergraduate, graduate or professional program of an accredited college or university in the United States majoring in a field that promotes civil rights, social justice or the peaceful resolution of conflicts. They must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above for undergraduate students or 3.5 or above for graduate students.
The applicants must also have a demonstrated interest in civil liberties issues. Preference will be given to applicants with past employment or volunteer experiences indicating such interest.
All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and an essay demonstrating knowledge of the civil rights movement and how it relates to the American Muslim experience.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.