FHHRP 2018 Student SCHOLARSHIP

The Flint Hills Human Rights Project (FHHRP) announces that applications are being accepted for the 2018 Student Scholarship. The Student Scholarship rewards college students, both undergraduate and graduate, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, who have demonstrated positive reaffirmation for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and allies (LGBTQIA) community through their service, artistic, academic/research, activism, or advocacy efforts.  The Flint Hills Human Rights Project will award up to $500 in scholarship monies paid to the student's current institution for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Download the scholarship application materials HERE.

Applications must be emailed to fhhrp@yahoo.com no later than midnight on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact FHHRP Attn: Justin Frederick at fhhrp@yahoo.com.


History

This Student Scholarship was formerly known as the Praxis Scholarship. In Paulo Freire's work with the oppressed in Brazil, he emphasized emancipatory education and empowerment.  He used the concept of praxis to explain revolution from the ground up.  Freire developed his concept of education as a practice of freedom from a critical reflection on various adult education projects he undertook in Brazil in the late 1950's and early 1960's.  That is, that theory is a part of praxis, a reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it. Praxis is where philosophy induces action, the actual exercising of a philosophical belief.  Paulo Freire always maintained that the cultural and historical praxis that is at the heart of being human is unending.  We cannot transcend our existence as being unconcerned or limited; this limitation actually provides the opportunity of setting ourselves free as we join the political and social struggle for transformation of the world. Freire's ideas are at the heart of the vision and mission of FHHRP.