Forward Freethought Tuition Scholarship Awardee: Harini Pootheri

The Forward Freethought Tuition Relief Scholarships is funded by generous FFRF benefactor Lance Bredvold. This year, the students were selected by Black Skeptics Los Angeles, an African-American humanist-atheist community-based organization.

FFRF has previously partnered with BSLA in its annual “first in the family” humanist scholarships for outstanding secular students of color.

In an article in Freethought Today, scholarship recipient Harini Pootheri said, “By losing my external sun, I found the sun that is inside of me. Subsequently, I came to understand that the fundamental truth my mother taught me was that “suns do not surround the Earth.” In another sense, we do not need much to survive at the end of the day, only our inner strength.”

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