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Peace Scholarships

Peace Scholarships are offered to high school seniors and college freshmen who are interested in Peace and Social Justice, Nuclear Disarmament, and/or Conflict Resolution. Students must demonstrate they are active leaders in these causes.

Applicants can be either volunteers or paid workers who are active in organizations whose works support peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament, and/or conflict resolution. They may apply by submitting a brief autobiography that describes their activities in these areas, what leadership abilities they demonstrated, and their goals for the future.

In addition to an application, candidates must submit two letters of recommendation, and proof of college registration or enrollment. Students from any country may apply. Eligibility is not based on financial need.

The scholarship is offered annually by Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. through Grandmothers for Peace, a non-profit organization formed in May of 1982. The organization supports efforts that warn about the dangers of nuclear weapons but have also included dangers of nuclear power plants; radioactive waste; nuclear testing; and other peace and justice issues that affect the human family. Since the scholarship program began, the organization has awarded more than $45,000 to more than 175 young people.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MARCH of each year, and the award amount is usually $250 - $500.

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