Scholarship Opportunities

Religious Liberty and the Culture War Over LGBT Rights: Can University Students Make a Difference?

Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 P.M.

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Lincoln Hall Theater

702 S. Wright Street Urbana, IL 61801

The Tolerance Means Dialogues engage people of different perspectives to find solutions to problems at the intersection of faith, sexuality, and families. You can read more about the project here: www.tolerancemeans.com

As a part of each Dialogue, undergraduate and graduate students compete for two $750 Tolerance Scholarships by submitting a 500-word essay on what tolerance means to them. This is an excellent opportunity for Millennials, who have grown up with unprecedented diversity, to add their voices and ideas for solutions to the public debate. Prior winners have gone on to Yale Law School and other great things. You can read about past winners in Forbes, here.

Students who want to submit essays can do so on the webpage here: www.tolerancemeans.com/submit

The winning essayists take center stage at the Dialogue and present alongside the experts who act as catalysts for the Dialogue. The event will feature Dialogue Catalysts Shannon Minter, Legal Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Robin Fretwell Wilson, University of Illinois College of Law. The event will be moderated by Gretchen Winter, University of Illinois Gies College of Business.

All students who attend the Dialogue can join in the discussion by tweeting questions and comments to @ToleranceMeans. One student will be randomly selected to receive a Social Engagement Prize of $250 for adding to the Dialogue.