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CAIR Seeks Applicants for Rosa Parks Scholarship

posted on: Oct 9, 2008


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 CAIR “Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship” will be announced at CAIR’s annual dinner in Arlington, Va., on November 23.

Applicants must be enrolled in, or accepted by, a full-time undergraduate, graduate or professional program of an accredited university in the United States majoring in a field that promotes civil rights, social justice and 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.

The application deadline for the scholarship is October 31, 2008.

To obtain an application form, e-mail:

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.

CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: