Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,000; nonrenewable
Due Date: February 2

Evergreen students who will reach sophomore status (or above) by the beginning of the fall term of the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. 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 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 the Middle East and to working locally or internationally to further Middle East peace. Applicants must show how they will use their studies to promote human rights and social justice through community activism and/or political advocacy.

Areas of interest related to the Middle East may include: Arab culture and Arabic language, U.S. policy in the Middle East, and peace, justice and conflict resolution studies.

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 context described above.
  • A copy of an analytical essay or art, prose, poetry, photography or other creative medium that you feel is relevant to your qualifications. Do not send originals as items will not be returned. Please include a statement explaining the relevance of your work (art, prose, poetry, etc.) to the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals, other than relatives, who are familiar with your qualifications.

NOTE: As part of the selection process, applications will be reviewed for adherence to these stated requirements of the Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship.