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BAYARD RUSTIN SCHOLARSHIP

BAYARD RUSTIN

THE LIFE

Bayard Rustin was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, pacifism and non-violence, and gay rights. In 1947, Rustin helped to organize the Journey of Reconciliation, the first of the Freedom Rides to test the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States that banned racial discrimination in interstate travel. In 1956 he was asked to advise Martin Luther King Jr. on organizing the public transportation boycott in Montgomery, Alabama known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The following year, Rustin and King began organizing the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Bayard Rustin died on August 24, 1987 and was posthumously awarded honorary membership in Delta Phi Upsilon.

BAYARD RUSTIN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Since its inception, Delta Phi Upsilon and its chapters has been dedicated to the encouragement of young Black gay men to return to, or enroll in a degree-seeking program at a college, university, or school.

Born out of the efforts of the Delta Chapter in servicing the Greater Boston, Massachusetts community, the Bayard Rustin Scholarship has grown into a national award presented to deserving college-bound students across the regions of the Fraternity.

On the chapter and national level, the monetary amount of the Bayard Rustin Scholarship Award will vary. Awards are not renewable.

ELIGIBILITY

An applicant for the Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity Bayard Rustin Scholarship Award must be:
  • A college-bound male who is enrolled as a graduating High School Senior at the time of application. The applicant’s grade point average must not be lower than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the cumulative period through the most recent grading period/semester.
  • A male who is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited two or four year college/university. The applicant’s grade point average must not be lower than 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for the cumulative period through the most recent grading period/semester.

DEADLINE

If you are applying to the NATIONAL FRATERNITY, all application materials must be received by—— .You will be notified of a decision by——.

Applicants may e-mail their completed application form to owlinfo@dphiu.org or mail their form along with all supporting credentials to:

Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Inc.
PO Box 573013
Houston, TX 77257
ATTN: NHMAC

NOTE: Applications with incomplete or missing documentation will not be considered.

Please check the application for a detailed description of requirements.

BAYARD RUSTIN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Click here to download the Bayard Rustin Scholarship Application.

Click here to download the Bayard Rustin Scholarship Information Packet.

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