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Founders' Scholarship
Sponsor: American Atheists
P.O. Box 158
Cranford, NJ 07016
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college students who are Atheists, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be student activists. The award is based on the level of activism and requires a 500- to 1,000-word essay. In addition to the scholarship, the winner will receive a free trip to the American Atheists National Convention.

Amount: $500-$1,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.atheists.org

Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest
Sponsor: Freedom from Religion Foundation
P.O. Box 750
Madison, WI 53701
Eligibility: Applicants must write a four- to five-page essay on the provided topic. Recent topic choices have been, "Why I am an atheist/agnostic/unbeliever," "Growing up a freethinker" or "Rejecting religion." More details about the topic are available online.

Amount: $200-$3,000
Deadline: July 1
How to apply: There is no application form. In addition to the essay, applicants must submit a one-paragraph biography and should not include a resume.
Website: https://ffrf.org/outreach/awards

Student Activist Awards
Sponsor: Freedom from Religion Foundation
P.O. Box 750
Madison, WI 53701
Eligibility: Selection is based on activism for free thought or separation of church and state.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Contact the organization for more information.
Website: https://ffrf.org/outreach/awards