MAHIN BINA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Mahin Bina Memorial Scholarship is awarded to individuals who have committed to ongoing education or training after prison and are being an example of leadership and contribution in their communities. This is the heart of the work of the End Violence Project and what our founder, Mahin Bina, stood for. She recognized that every person wants to contribute and make a difference, regardless of past behaviors and circumstances. This scholarship fund memorializes her vision of ending the cycle of violence without violence and furthers the work of transformation beyond prison walls.

Details of the scholarship:

Study level
All
Award type
Grant
Purpose
To continue the work of transformation and promoting leaders in the community
Focus
Returning citizens (formerly incarcerated men and women)
Qualifications
Applicants must:

  • ● Have been incarcerated for a term of 1 or more years in a U.S. state or federal correctional institution
  • ● Demonstrate leadership in their community through volunteer work
  • ● Be enrolled in a certificate or degree-granting program (includes associate, bachelor’s or professional certification)
Criteria
Recipients selected based on End Violence Project board of directors review of applicant materials
Funds
$500
Number of awards
(1) one annually
Deadline
May 1, 2016
To apply
Applicants must submit an application along with:
  • ● Proof of prior incarceration
  • ● (3) three references for volunteer work
  • ● A 500-word essay explaining the contribution they wish to be to their community

Download application or apply online.

"Because of the End Violence Project, I now think before I act.
I consider all the possibilities and the consequences." - Fred