Peace Scholars

How do I apply?

Who is eligible to apply to become a Peace Scholar?

  • Sophomores and juniors from any discipline are welcome to apply
  • Students must be in good academic standing
  • PLU Peace Scholars must also commit to attending all parts of the program (2014 and 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Forums in March, 7-week summer program in Norway).

What are the components of the application?

  • A 1,000 word essay that addresses the question, “What does it mean to you to be a scholar of peace?”
  • Two recommendations, at least one of which must be from a PLU faculty member
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A résumé
  • An interview with the Peace Scholars Committee (finalists only)

PLEASE NOTE: Letters of recommendation are to be sent directly to Tracy Williamson, Assistant to the Dean of Humanities at williata@plu.edu.

The essay, transcript and résumé are to be submitted by the student electronically to Tracy Williamson, Assistant to the Dean of Humanities, williata@plu.edu.

Please use the email subject: Peace Scholars Application.

What is the deadline for application?

The complete application packet is to be submitted no later than January 31, 2014.