The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) is pleased to announce a $1000 scholarship to be awarded to a Door County graduating senior who demonstrates an outstanding personal commitment to social justice.
This scholarship opportunity is open to graduating seniors from Gibraltar, Sevastopol, and Washington Island high schools, as well as Door County homeschooled seniors. All students who meet our criteria are encouraged to apply. The deadline to submit an application is March 31, 2018. Application guidelines, requirements, and materials can be found at the Door County Scholarship Network website at http://www.doorcountyscholarships.org/finder/search/scholarship/?id=238
A commitment to social justice is one of the founding principles of Unitarian Universalism. As the Unitarian Universalist Association website explains,
“Justice is at the core of our faith. Our congregations are called to make a positive difference in our wider communities. We work to serve, to raise awareness, and to support and partner with people who face injustice. We advocate, organize, and act for justice to live out the values of our faith.” (www.uua.org/justice-programs)
Through this scholarship, we encourage local students of any faith – or no faith – to persevere in the struggle for social justice, wherever and whenever they find it. The student does NOT need to be a member of the UUFDC to apply for this scholarship.
A representative of the Social Justice Committee would be happy to attend the student’s awards night, if any, to formally announce the recipient of the scholarship. Award money will be paid directly to the student’s college at the beginning of their second semester of study.
Thank you for sharing this opportunity with local students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Kathleen Toerpe, Member of UUFDC’s Social Justice Committee. firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-421-3963