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Phyllis Stevenson Grams Memorial Award

Sponsored by: The Freedom from Religion Foundation

Applicants must be currently enrolled college students. The contest is open only to North American students or students enrolled in North American colleges or universities at least through December. Applicants are required to write about growing up a freethinker (atheist or agnostic), or why you reject religion, using a personal (biographical), or philosophical approach, or describing why you choose reason over faith. Experiences in rejecting religion in a religious society may be included. Essay should be 4-5 typed, double-spaced pages with standard margins. Applicant must choose his/her own title and must also include a paragraph biography identifying the college or university he/she is currently attending, year in school, major and interests. Provide permanent and campus addresses, phone numbers and e-mail. Do not include a resume.


Application Deadline July 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Contest
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no



Max $2,000
Average $1,050
Min $100


Max 3

Contact Information

Anne Gaylor
The Freedom from Religion Foundation
P.O. Box 750
Madison, WI 53701 United States

Phone: (608) 256-8900
Fax: (608) 256-1116

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