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mtv.com - News - Michael Moore Will Pay You To Defy School Administration: "Scholarship, it seems, is the best revenge. While most people might just stew about having their speech canceled by a university president, maverick filmmaker Michael Moore has decided to throw some money at the problem.
On Wednesday, the outspoken documentarian announced the establishment of the Michael Moore Freedom of Speech Scholarship at Cal State San Marcos, the same school that canceled a speech by the Oscar-winning director last year when the school's president decided he was too "political." "I hope this scholarship will encourage students to show courage and stand up for what they believe in", Moore said in a statement. "It's not easy to take on the establishment, but when students do so for the right reasons, they should be rewarded."
The two $2,500 awards will be distributed annually for a minimum of four years and are specifically earmarked for two students "who have done the most to fight for issues of student rights by standing up to the administration of Cal State San Marcos." The first scholarships will be awarded during the 2005-2006 academic year.
Interested students with a minimum 2.5 GPA must fill out an application, which can be found on Moore's Web site, produce three references and write a letter to Moore explaining why they deserve the scholarship and what they've done to take a stand. The deadline is May 11, and winners will be announced in June."