Award to be presented Oct. 1 at 22nd annual CAIR banquet in Arlington, Va.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/3/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is seeking applicants for its annual scholarship honoring the life and work of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.
This year's recipient of the $1,000 “Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship” will be announced at CAIR's 22nd annual banquet on Saturday, October 1 in Arlington, Va. The application deadline for the scholarship is September 2, 2016. Â
Applicants must be enrolled in, or accepted by, a full-time undergraduate, graduate or professional program of an accredited college or university in the United StatesÂ and live in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.Â
The applicants must also demonstrate interest in civil liberties issues through past employment or volunteer experienceÂ andÂ submitÂ a 500-word essay illustrating commitment to advancing equality in America.Â
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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