Edilith Eckart Memorial Scholarship
We established the Edilith Eckart 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. Our 2016 grantees included the Healy Senior center in Southern Humboldt, a CR student doing a video on student loan debt, and an NPA student for a gathering to support people with Autism.
Thanks to the many important and interesting groups and projects who applied this year. We decided to fund the 02f Women’s festival at the Arcata Playhouse, the Montessori school in Manila to help them send students to a model UN, Humboldt SURJ, the Church of the Joyful Healer in McKinleyville for a food program, Centro del Pueblo, People for People behind Bars, the Kuhnle Center, and Arcata House partnership.