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

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

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.