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Scholarships & Grants

The IPCR Program offers four awards to continuing master's students. Read below to learn more about each award. The application process runs in the spring semesters.

The Abdul Aziz Said Scholarship

Professor Abdul-Aziz Said

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 a continuing graduate student (with at least 6 credits completed) 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. This scholarship is awarded annually to an IPCR/EPGA student who demonstrates a commitment to these core principles. 


The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship

Picture of Mahatma Gandhi

Each year, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Foundation donates the amount of $1000 to be awarded to an IPCR 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 program.
  • The student has demonstrated a commitment to activities promoting these and other aspects of peace, past and present, through service within and outside the AU community.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a continuing student in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program.

The Charles O. and Margaret Lerche Travel Grant

Charles Lerche

This travel 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 graduate student each year. Grants are intended to provide support to outstanding IPCR 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.

The Pat & Jerry Mische Family Scholarship

The Mische family offers The Pat and Jerry Mische Family Scholarship to an African student, or student with interests in Africa, in the IPCR Master’s Program who exhibits leadership potential related to work in peace and justice and ecological integrity. Additionally, the student must show potential to make a significant contribution to peace and conflict resolution in Africa.

Patricia M. Mische, Ph.D. taught at American University as a Visiting Distinguished Scholar in the IPCR Program in 2005-06. She is the co-founder and President of Global Education Associates, a network of people in 90 countries working to advance global systems that will assure greater peace, social justice, economic-well-being, ecological integrity, and democratic participation. She has received numerous awards and grants honoring her contributions to peace and global education, including from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Front Row: Patricia (Pat) Mische, Gerald (Jerry) Mische Back Row: Monica Mische, Nicole Mische Gothelf, Ann Mische

2014 Application Instructions

The Said Scholarship

For eligibility and how to apply for the 2014 Said Scholarship, click here (PDF).

The Gandhi Scholarship

For eligibility and how to apply for the 2014 Gandhi Scholarship, click here (PDF).

The Mische Scholarship

For elegibility and how to apply for the 2014 Mische Scholarship, click here (PDF).

The Lerche Travel Grant

For eligibility and how to apply for the 2014 Lerche Travel Grant, click here (PDF).

Lerche Travel Grant application, click here (PDF)