Financial Aid

The Master's in Community Organizating and Popular Education from the Autonomous University of Social Movements (AUSM) offers the following suggestions for financial aid:

  • The Autonomous University of Social Movements offers a modest scholarship program, with preference for committed community organizers and first or second generation immigrants who demonstrate financial need. To apply for a scholarship please complete the application attached below and e-mail to AUSM [at] mexicosolidarity [dot] org
  • AUSM offers a unique work-study option for second-semester students who want to earn a small stipend while doing organizing work. Students can either accompany processes in the Centro Autónomo and/or organize one speaking tour per semester. Each tour features a speaker from a Mexican social movement, arranged by AUSM. Work-study students organize the logistics for a one to two week tour, as well as accompany the tour as logistics manager and interpreter. This is a great opportunity to meet solidarity activists around the US and develop public speaking abilities.
  • The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund gives about 25 grants per year from $2,000 to $10,000 for students. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. For more information, see
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