Edilith Eckart Memorial Scholarship
We will b accepting applications for our 2018 Edilith Eckart Scholarship starting January 1, 2018. All applications are due by April 9th, 2018, and grants will be awarded on May 1st. Grants are for up to $500, and are open to any Humboldt county resident, with a preference for projects led by women.
We established the Scholarship to honor one of our founding members, a lifelong peace activist who traveled the world making personal connections in places the U.S. considered our enemies. There’s more about Edilith here.
We offer small grants, usually yearly, to residents of Humboldt county for projects that support Peace and Justice, locally to globally. So far, we have supported: a group of young women attending a conference in Chiapas, Mexico; a Peace in the Middle East Festival sponsored by HSU’s Arabic Peace and Culture Club and the Jewish Student Union; an HSU student working in a school for refugees in Uganda; scholarships to help local girls attend North Star Quest Camp for Girls; a peace pole at Redwood Coast Montessori school in Manila; Humboldt Mediation Services; Open Heart Quilters (for hospice quilts); the Writing Well, multicultural and multigenerational creative writing classes in Fortuna; the Golden Rule Peace boat, the Roshni teen project, and Global Activne for inter-cultural basketball camps for young women. 2017 grantees included the 02f Women’s festival at the Arcata Playhouse, sending send students to a model UN, Humboldt SURJ, a food program at the Church of the Joyful Healer in McKinleyville, Centro del Pueblo, People for People behind Bars, the Kuhnle Center, and Arcata House partnership.
Our 2018 grantees could include you!