Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $3,000; nonrenewable
Due Date: Friday, February 1, 2019

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Evergreen students at all undergraduate class levels are invited to apply. The scholarship may be awarded to an individual student for only 1 year.

Rachel Corrie, a lifelong Olympia resident, Evergreen student and community activist, was killed by an Israeli military-operated bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza, on March 16, 2003, while defending the home of a Palestinian family against unlawful demolition.

This scholarship is for students dedicated to gaining a better understanding of peace and justice efforts around the world. A focus on the Middle East is valued, but it is not required to be considered for this scholarship. Applicants must show how they will use their studies to explore and promote human rights and social justice through community activism, scholarly analysis and/or political advocacy.

Areas of interest may include: peace, social justice and conflict resolution studies; international relations; Arab culture and Arabic language; US policy in the Middle East.

Requirements

  • Letter of application explaining your qualifications and why you wish to be considered for the scholarship. Include a short description of your intended studies and how you plan to incorporate them into the community and/or international context described above.  (Your letter can be up to 2 pages in length.)

  • Include a sample of analytical or creative work that you have produced which conveys your commitment to and interest in social justice. This could be an analytic essay, prose, art, poetry, photography or anything else which you feel conveys your message about social justice issues. This piece of work should not be longer than 5-pages. In your letter of application, note the relevance of your work (writing, art, poetry, etc.) to the application.

  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals, other than relatives, who are familiar with  your qualifications. This can include a recommendation from someone who knows about your work in the community