Rationalists of East Tennessee Secular Scholarship 


The Rationalists of East Tennessee (RET) is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to benefit people by expanding understanding of the universe through the use of empirical and rational methods. Our purposes are as follows:

  • To foster an environment suitable to free speech and exchange of ideas.
  • To promote free inquiry into the nature of the universe and of human societies.
  • To encourage critical thinking on all aspects of human life.
  • To emphasize the importance of the scientific method.
  • To explore ethical and intellectual alternatives to supernatural beliefs.
  • To model humanistic ethics through service to the greater community.
  • To provide a fellowship for people who share these purposes.

About this Scholarship

There are many scholarships available from religious organizations for students. RET wishes to expand the educational opportunities of secular students in hopes of helping to develop future secular leadership. In 2023, RET will award scholarship(s) to students who are enrolled full time in accredited colleges or universities and who identify as secular. 

Scholarship amount: $2000 (up to 10 scholarships will be awarded.)

Applications open: February 1, 2023

Application Deadline: April 30, 2023

Scholarship award date: July 1, 2023 (Verification of full-time matriculation in an accredited college is required before distribution of scholarship.)

Scholarships open to college students in the United States, its territories and Canada. 

Application process: Apply at https://rationalists.org/scholarship after February 1, 2023

For more information contact: scholarship@rationalists.org

Only the first 100 applications will be processed.

Please inform qualified students of this opportunity. 

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