August 29, 2016
JPHigherEd is excited to announce its’ partnership with the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund (DPSF). DPSF is an organization that funds students working for social change. This fund was founded in 1961 as a memorial to Marian Davis, “an activist for peace, racial justice, and the rights of working people.” In 1987, the fund’s name was expanded to memorialize Norton S. Putter, a civil rights activist, who brought “needed resources and energy to the fund!” The DPSF will receive a portion of the proceeds obtained by JP Webinars facilitated by T.J. Jourian, PhD (a recent DPSF grantee).
Since DPSF’s conception, it has rewarded over 1300 scholarships to students in higher education who “speak through action, “[They] Rise, [they] dream, [they] heal, [they] build…toward peace, justice and liberation!”” JPHigherEd is honored to have them as their first partnership!
The Director of the DPSF, Carol J. Kraemer, states, ”The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is committed to funding student activists working for social change, while seeking higher education, so it is an honor to be a recipient of the JP Scholarships and a partner of JPHigherEd. JPHigherEd, not only plays an important role in training higher education professionals with an identity conscious, social justice lens, but also provides opportunities for scholar activists, such as a recent Davis-Putter grantee, T.J. Jourian, PhD who will offer webinars through this platform. It’s a win, win, win!”
To learn more about the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund, please visit their website and “like” their Facebook Page. JPHigherEd is honored to serve the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund and looks forward to future collaborations!
To form a partnership with JPHigherEd, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit JP Scholarships to learn more.