The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce the 30 winners of the 2019 David Hudak Memorial Students of Color Essay Competition for College Students.
FFRF has paid out a record total of $20,850 in award money for this contest this year.
Winners, their ages, the colleges or universities they are attending and the award amounts are listed below.
First place The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational charity, is the nation's largest association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics), and has been working since 1978 to keep religion and government separate. All dues and donations are deductible for income-tax purposes.
Describe a personal accomplishment and the strengths and skills you used to achieve it. Describe a significant change or experience that has occurred in your life. What jobs have you held in the past five years and how many hours did you work at each job?
Is there a special passion you have for these activities? Highlight leadership roles, special accomplishments or recognition received.The Friendship Senior Options Foundation fosters an environment of philanthropic giving in order to enrich the lives of seniors in the area.Supporting education is integral to the Foundation.FFRF has offered essay competitions to college students since 1979, high school students since 1994, grad students since 2010 and this particular one geared explicitly toward students of color since 2016.A fifth contest for law school students debuts this year.Her father was a professor of pathology at the Western Reserve University Medical School and the School of Hygiene and Public Heath at Johns Hopkins University. In 1923 she married Henry Edward Niles with whom she raised two daughters, Mary Cushing and Alice Lee.Mary Cushing Niles enjoyed a successful career as an consultant, author, and organizer in the field of personnel management.He was known and respected for his outstanding leadership and integrity, and his dedication to education and lifelong learning.Each of the many applications received for the scholarships was reviewed anonymously by a selection committee led by residents of both communities, a Foundation board member, and a Foundation staff member.In March 1953 Mary Cushing took a leave of absence to join her husband who had accepted an appointment in New Delhi, India, as Deputy Director of the Point-IV Program.She returned to the Civil Service Commission in December 1954 where she worked until her retirement in 1957.