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IPCR Scholarships

All scholarships have spring deadlines. Further information is sent to IPCR students by Nicole Smith, IPCR Program Coordinator, at the beginning of the spring semester. Contact Nicole at peace@american.edu with any questions.

The Charles O. and Margaret Lerche Travel Grant

This grant was created in honor of Charles O. Lerche, former professor of International Relations and former SIS Dean, and is awarded to a continuing IPCR/EPGA graduate student. Grants are intended to provide support to outstanding IPCR/EPGA graduate students pursuing practical learning experiences or research in the field of International Peace and Conflict Resolution and American peace policy. Grants may be applied toward international or domestic travel related to SRP/thesis research, internship experience or conference attendance. The grant is intended for students who, without funding, may otherwise be unable to travel. Multiple grants will be awarded per year, depending on the funding requested in submitted applications.  

Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in the IPCR/EPGA MA program 
  • Has maintained a 3.5 GPA 
  • Has completed a minimum of 9 credit hours 
  • Demonstrated promise in their scholastic achievements and their commitment to IPCR principles (social justice, peace education, service)

The Pat and Jerry Mische Family Scholarship

Each year, the Mische Scholarship will be awarded to an African student in the IPCR Master's Program who shows the potential to make a significant contribution to peace and conflict resolution in Africa.The award will be granted in the spring semester for the student's tuition expenses in the following academic year.Students can apply for $1,500. 

Criteria:  

  • Must be a continuing African student in the IPCR or EPGA Master's Degree Programs 
  • Exhibit leadership potential related to work in peace, justice and/or ecological integrity 
  • Show potential to make a significant contribution to peace and conflict resolution in Africa 
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement 
  • Demonstrate financial need 

The Abdul Aziz Said Scholarship

The Abdul Aziz Said Scholarship was created in honor of Professor Said's 50 years of teaching in the School of International Service, which included eleven years of service as the Founding Director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) Program. This scholarship is awarded to an IPCR or EPGA graduate student entering his/her second year (or beyond) who aspires to Professor Said's lifelong commitment to global peace, intercultural understanding, and promotion of human rights and human dignity through the pursuit of public service and social justice as core foundations of peace. The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 to two students.  

Criteria: 

  • Demonstrate commitment to the principles of peace, intercultural understanding, human rights and social justice through activities that promote these and other aspects of peace, past and present, through service within and outside the American University community 
  • Member of a historically under-represented or marginalized group (such as a domestic student of color)  
  • High scholastic and academic achievement (minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA) 
  • Entering his/her second year (or beyond) in the IPCR or EPGA Program in Fall 2014 and must have at least 6 credits completed 
  • Demonstrate financial need 

The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship  

Each year, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Foundation donates the amount of $1,000 to be awarded to an IPCR or EPGA MA student who has demonstrated a commitment to service and to peace.The award will be granted in the spring semester for the student's tuition expenses in the following academic year.  

Criteria:  

  • The student has demonstrated a commitment to expanding ideas of peace, nonviolence, peace education or other aspects of peace promoted by the IPCR and EPGA programs and exemplified in the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi 
  • The student has demonstrated a commitment to activities promoting these and other aspects of peace, past and present, through service within and outside the American University community  
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a continuing graduate student in the International Peace & Conflict Resolution or Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs Program

 

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