American Atheists O'Hair Award

The American Atheists awards a $1,000 O'Hair Scholarship to an atheist student attending college or university. The award is given every year at the American Atheists National Convention. The Student Activist Scholarship program was founded by Life Members Barbara J. Baldock, Dr. Phillip Butler, Lillian B. Ramsden, Rice O'Dell and Irving Yablon. The scholarship can be used by a current college student or by high school student entering college the upcoming year. Additionally, full-time graduate and law school students are eligible for the scholarship. Applicants must be atheists and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Applicants are judged based on their actions as atheists and activists. You do not have to be a member of American Atheists to apply for a scholarship, but you do have to be a member to accept a scholarship if you win. All applicants are offered a free one-year membership to American Atheists.For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $1,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes