The Satanic Temple created “The Devil’s Advocate” educational grant
The Satanic Temple has created an educational grant called "The Devil’s Advocate Scholarship" for high school students seeking higher education. Malcolm Jarry, the co-founder of the nontheistic group, told CNN that the scholarship was created after a high school student emailed Jarry requesting a letter of recommendation for a religious scholarship her school was offering.
“I was disappointed that she did not receive the scholarship and saw that moment as an opportunity to offer our scholarship that reflects our values,” Jarry told CNN.
“In addition to promoting our values by honouring those who engage in pro-social rugged individualism, the scholarship allows students a rare opportunity to be critical of an institution that only rewards sycophantic adulation,” he added.
The academia scholarship requires applicants to be 2020 graduates and they must answer one of two questions. The first question asks what the student has done to uphold the Satanic Temple’s tenets and mission.
According to The Satanic Temple’s website, its mission is “to encourage benevolence and empathy, reject tyrannical authority, advocate common sense, oppose injustice, and undertake noble pursuits.”
As we previously reported, The Satanic Temple had threatened to sue the state of Mississippi if the new state flag includes the words “In God We Trust.”