American Institute of Metaphysics

Howard Washington Thurman (November 18, 1899 – April 10, 1981) was an African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. As a prominent religious figure, he played a leading role in many social justice movements and organizations of the twentieth century. Thurman's theology of radical nonviolence influenced and shaped a generation of civil rights activists, and he was a key mentor to leaders within the movement, including Martin Luther King, JR. 

Thurman was a prolific author, writing twenty books on theology, religion, and philosophy. The most famous of his works, Jesus and the Disinherited (1949), deeply influenced Martin Luther King, JR. and other leaders.

The Institute is proud to honor the legacy of this great educator and metaphysician with a scholarship, designed to promote the continued study of frontier science and philosophy.

The scholarship will be awarded to two incoming student-applicants annually. Recipients will be regarded by the Institute as exceptional individuals that have demonstrated a diligent, ethical and steadfast commitment to researching, studying and investigating the mysteries of the paranormal and metaphysical reality that humanity has experienced since the dawn of civilization.

Additional Details and Requirements
*$500.00 total scholarship award
*Awarded to new applicants only
*Eligible for the following degree programs: Bachelor-Level (Paranormal Sciences, Occult Sciences, Theology); Master's-Level (Metaphysical Studies); Doctoral-Level (Metaphysical Studies, Demonology)
*Letter of intent required from applicant: A written statement that applicants must submit, detailing their motivation for study and research and how they might contribute to the greater understanding of the metaphysical and paranormal world.
*Completed Application: Request Application
*Letters of intent and applications may be submitted via email or U.S. Mail.