Are There Any
College Scholarship Funds
From: Chuck Lasker
To: "Positive Atheism" <email@example.com>
Sent: May 26, 2002 9:19 AM
Question 1: Are there any college scholarship funds for Atheists?
Background: My son is about to be a senior in high school. He is an Atheist, which I support. I have been doing scholarship searches and have found scholarships for every religion I've heard of, and some I'd never heard of, but not for atheism. Do you know of any college scholarship programs for atheist students? If not, I am thinking about starting a fund, since it should exist. I am sick to death of students being rewarded for their faith, and none being rewarded for their logic.
Question 2: If not, what do you think about the creation of one?
Have a great day and thanks for your site.
Westfield, Indiana (right smack dab in the Midwest bible belt)
From: "Positive Atheism Magazine" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Chuck Lasker"
Subject: Re: WebMaster:_Positive_Atheism_Index
Date: May 26, 2002 1:13 PM
The only fund at all is the James Hervey Johnson Trust out of San Diego. Freedom From Religion Foundation would know more, as this trust funded the research and publication of Annie's book.
Creating one would not be a bad idea, however, defining atheist would be tough: would you limit it to those who assert that no gods exist (strong atheism) or allow weak atheists to qualify?
Administering it would be fun, though; I'd just love to be able to get a writing contest going of some sort.
Positive Atheism Magazine
Six-and-a-half years of service
to people with no reason to believe
Material by Cliff Walker (including unsigned editorial commentary) is copyright ©1995-2006 by Cliff Walker. Each submission is copyrighted by its writer, who retains control of the work except that by submitting it to Positive Atheism, permission has been granted to use the material or an edited version: (1) on the Positive Atheism web site; (2) in Positive Atheism Magazine; (3) in subsequent works controlled by Cliff Walker or Positive Atheism Magazine (including published or posted compilations). Excerpts not exceeding 500 words are allowed provided the proper copyright notice is affixed. Other use requires permission; Positive Atheism will work to protect the rights of all who submit their writings to us.