Journey to Justice Grant

Grant applications for this all expenses paid opportunity are due March 15.

CYPRESS (Committee to Promote Respect in Schools) is fully funding up to 8 middle school or high school teachers on this 7-day journey of transformation through cities of the South to explore the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Teachers of all subjects are welcome to apply.
For more information about Journey to Justice, see or contact Dr. Valerie Stein at

Grant Requirements:

  • Attend a pre-trip meeting with other scholarship recipients to learn about Cypress and the Journey
    to Justice program for teachers.
  • Attend the whole week of June 8-14 and fully participate in the programming.
  • Develop and implement curriculum or continuing education materials based on what was learned.
  • Attend a post-journey group meeting to share curriculum development.
    Please note:
  • Due to the nature of the program, participants should be able to walk up to 1 mile.
  • Cypress is funding the total cost of Journey to Justice for teachers (transportation, lodging,
    admission fees, program fees, and most meals) and providing each teacher with a $200 stipend to
    purchase materials at site visits; however, a deposit of $100 is required to hold your spot once your
    application has been approved. This will be refunded upon completion of the program.
1. Applications are due to Maria Mourer at by March 15.
1. To apply, email the completed application form to Maria Mourer at by March 15th.
2. Once notified of being awarded a scholarship, register with the deposit (link will be provided). The University of Evansville is leading an eight-day Journey to Justice bus tour for teachers, students, and community members. The trip will take place June 8-14, 2024 with stops in Southern cities to explore the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Additional Note:

  • Teachers come on this trip as participants and co-learners with students and community members.
    Teachers have no supervisory role. J2J staff are responsible for supervising and programming.

CYPRESS committee members will select recipients. Notification of request outcome will be via email.