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CAIR Seeks Applicants for Rosa Parks Civil Liberties Scholarship

Rosa-ParksAward to be presented Sept. 28 at 19th annual CAIR banquet in Arlington, Va.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/7/13) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 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 19th annual banquet on Saturday, September 28 in Arlington, Va. The application deadline for the scholarship is August 1, 2013.

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 States.

The applicants must also demonstrate interest in civil liberties issues through past employment or volunteer experience, submit a letter of recommendation and a 500-word essay illustrating commitment to advancing equality in America.

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171,

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