Marguerite Casey Foundation and Group Health Foundation have partnered to provide unrestricted support to leaders in academia whose research can provide critical insight to social justice leaders and whose ideas encourage all of us to imagine how we can radically improve our democracy, economy and society.
Freedom Scholars awards represent a commitment to scholarship relevant to movements led by Black and Indigenous people, migrants and queer people, poor people and people of color. The awards also recognize the role that scholars play in cultivating and nurturing movements for justice and freedom.
Each Freedom Scholar receives a one-time, $250,000 award.
“History is made by ordinary people but their role in this historical change is either hidden or distorted. I am most interested in making that history visible and usable. Scholarship at its best is accessible, digestible, and relevant — easily mobilized by those seeking to understand and change our current condition.”