Peace Education Scholarships
The El-Hibri Foundation offers peace education scholarships to graduate students with demonstrated commitment to the field of peace education and conflict transformation. Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2015. The scholarship application form link will be available below and in the menu to the left from March 16th to September 4th, 2015.
What is Peace Education?
We define peace education broadly. In our view, it encompasses a range of activities undertaken in a variety of settings designed to build peaceful communities:
• In formal school settings, peace education addresses how teachers teach and what they teach. Peace education curricula focus on conflict analysis, conflict transformation, peacebuilding and skills associated with the non-violent resolution of conflict. It considers how violent conflict begins and ends and how it affects individuals, social groups and societies. Peace education advances a vision of wellbeing based on respect for human dignity, human differences and human rights.
• In informal (non-school) community settings, peace education raises awareness about the causes of conflict, identifies appropriate interventions and builds practical skills relating to the management, resolution or transformation of conflict. Some approaches to community peacebuilding are based on models of reconciliation, social reconstruction or social justice. Peace education strives to make the non-violent resolution of conflict and the appreciation of different cultural norms widely embraced.
Scholarship applicants must:
• Be either U.S. or non- U.S. citizens
• Be enrolled in the first year of a graduate degree or certificate program relevant to peace education or conflict transformation in an American university. Eligible university degree or certificate programs consist of a minimum of four graduate courses that the student must complete in order to earn a degree or certificate. Students applying for a scholarship may be cross-registered at another university;
• Have graduated in the last two years with an undergraduate degree;
• Have a prior academic track record of high achievement, including a minimum 3.5 GPA earned from an undergraduate degree;
• Demonstrate financial need (such as proof of seeking an academic loan);
• Apply the scholarship toward the cost of tuition and books;
• Submit their application on or before the September 4th, 2015 deadline.
Please complete the online application form and upload the required documents before the September 4th, 2015 deadline. Only applications submitted through the online form will be accepted.
The El-Hibri Foundation will form a selection committee comprised of staff and peace education experts to review the applications and select awardees. Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome by no later than October 15, 2015. If you have any questions about the requirements or selection process please email firstname.lastname@example.org.