SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The Satanic Temple is launching a college scholarship for high school students.
The Salem, Massachusetts-based group, which advocates for stricter separation of church and state, among other civil rights issues, said Tuesday that the $500 “Devil’s Advocate Scholarship” is open to any 2020 graduate.
To apply, students must answer one of two questions. One asks applicants to describe what they’ve done to promote the organization’s tenets and mission. The other asks them to describe a teacher who “crushed your spirit, undermined your self-confidence, and made you hate every minute you were forced to be in school.”
Malcolm Jarry, the organization’s co-founder said the scholarship aims to draw attention to the problems of compulsory education.