Attend 2018 Left Forum with a scholarship from the Social Justice Institute; application deadline extended

The Social Justice Institute has extended the deadline to April 2 for graduate and undergraduate students interested in scholarships to attend the 2018 Left Forum, the largest gathering of leftist scholars in North America.

The conference has a history that extends back to the 1960s. This year, the theme will be “Toward a Winning Strategy for the Left.”

Scholarships to attend will be up to $1,000. Students will be encouraged to share housing after the awardees are selected.

To apply, submit the following:

  1. Name, year of study, areas of study (majors and minors) and email address
  2. A two- to-three-page essay that includes the following:
  • Your motivations for attending
  • How you expect the forum will inform your education and/or your current work with student organizations on campus
  • How you anticipate using what you learn in your future personal or professional life
  • How you might share what you learn with peers upon your return to campus
  • An estimated budget that includes travel, hotel or housing accommodations, and food costs, and describes your willingness to share costs with other students.

All applications should be submitted to as a PDF before Monday, April 2.

Volunteer and internship opportunities are also available.

For more details about the conderence, visit

Contact Social Justice Institute Administrator Lisa Kollins with questions at or 216.368.7568