The following list was compiled to illustrate some of the possible undergraduate scholarship possibilities pertaining to students in Social Justice and Peace Studies (SJPS).  Since this list was created some of the scholarship opportunities or scholarship information may have changed so be sure that you investigate any updates.  Whenever possible, information about the following organizations have been taken directly from their source.

King’s Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries
Work Study Program @ King's

Undergraduate Scholarships

Rotary Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships
Up to $19,000USD for three to six months of foreign language study and cultural immersion (many languages offered)
Rotary International:  Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Scholarship Information: Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide funds to cover round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and homestay living arrangements up to US$12,000 and US$19,000, respectively. Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.
Contact Information:
Rotary International Homepage:  www.rotary.org

SCHOLARSHIP DATABASES:

FastWeb Scholarships

Description:  A database of possible scholarships totaling $1 Billion – Complete an online questionnaire and a number of eligible scholarships will be recommended.  This is an excellent way to begin your search.
Contact Information:
Webpage: http://www.fastweb.com/

Taking It Global
Description:  This is a list of about 300 different scholarships that may be suitable to SJPS students.  Be sure to look at these possibilities!
Contact Information: 
Webpage: http://www.tigweb.org/resources/opps/

Broke Scholar Scholarships
Description:  This is a general scholarship database for Canadians and Americans.  The application only takes a few minutes and then the database will list the relevant scholarships.  They claim to have over 900,000 scholarships worth over $3 Billion.
Contact Information:
Webpage:  https://www.brokescholar.com/

Graduate Scholarships

The following list was compiled in June 2003 in order to allow students to see some of the possible post-graduate scholarship possibilities resulting from a degree in Social Justice and Peace Studies (SJPS).  Since this list was created some of the scholarship opportunities or scholarship information may have changed so be sure that you investigate any updates.  Whenever possible, information about the following organizations has been taken directly from their source. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Rotary World Peace Scholars

Two-year master's-level degree programs in conflict resolution, peace studies,
and international relations

Rotary International:  Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Scholarship Information: The Rotary Centers for International Studies program is a major educational priority of the Rotary Foundation and a bold and critical step in the Foundation's commitment to world peace, goodwill, and understanding. The Rotary Centers will provide future leaders with opportunities to study the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation. Beyond academics, Rotary Scholars will gain practical tools in conflict resolution for use in their chosen careers.  The Rotary World Peace Scholarship supports the Rotary World Peace Scholar for a two-year master's-level degree program at one of the Rotary Centers for International Studies. Scholarships cover a 21-month period. This period includes two academic years as well as the three-month summer break between academic-year periods. Scholars are encouraged to pursue degree-related activities during their summer breaks, such as internships, volunteer work, and research.

Rotary Scholars are placed within one of the following institutions:

  • International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England 
  • Sciences Po, Paris, France
  • Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  • University of California-Berkeley, California, USA
  • Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact Information:
Rotary International Homepage:  www.rotary.org/

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund - For Activist Students

One-year (max $6,000 USD) scholarships for graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in
the United States (although they do not need to be US citizens)

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund:  Since 1961, the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has provided need-based grants to student activists who are able to do academic work at the college level and are involved in building the movement for social and economic justice.

Scholarship Information:

*This scholarship and how to apply is subject to change yearly.  Please email the below address or search the internet for “Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund” in order to understand the current application process.*

        Early recipients of the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund fought for civil rights, against McCarthyism and to stop the war in Vietnam.  More recently, grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international, anti-imperialist solidarity. The maximum grant is $6,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant's circumstances and the amount of funding available. Although US citizenship is not a consideration, applicants must live in the United States and plan to enrol in an accredited program in the US in order to qualify. There is a strong preference for grantees who plan to stay in the United States and build the progressive movement here.  If you have any questions then email them to the below address.

Contact Information:
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Post Office Box 7307
New York, NY  10116-7307
davisputter@hotmail.com
 

Rotary Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships

Up to $25,000USD for studies in a foreign country (One Year)

Rotary International:  Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Scholarship Information:   Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide funding for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to US$25,000 or its equivalent. Academic-Year Scholarships are the most common type of awards offered.

Contact Information:
Rotary International Homepage:  www.rotary.org

Rotary Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships

Up to $12,000USD a year for degree related studies in a foreign country (two to three years)

Rotary International:  Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Scholarship Information:  Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either two or three years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of US$12,500 or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program. Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are offered mainly by Rotary districts in Japan and Korea.

Contact Information:
Rotary International Homepage:  www.rotary.org

Rotary Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships

Up to $19,000USD for three to six months of foreign language study and
cultural immersion (many languages offered)

Rotary International:  Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Scholarship Information: Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide funds to cover round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and homestay living arrangements up to US$12,000 and US$19,000, respectively. Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.

Contact Information:
Rotary International Homepage:  www.rotary.org

Canadian International Scholarship Program

Impressive scholarships for Canadians wishing to study abroad or
foreign students wishing to study in Canada

Canadian International Scholarship Program: There are a number of Post-Graduate scholarships offered to Canadian students wishing to study abroad or to foreign students wishing to study in Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.  Some of the countries include are Cameroon, Fiji, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom and many more.

Scholarship Information:  Most scholarships include tuition, activity fees, living expenses, airfare and books.  Some scholarships include personal maintenance allowances, marriage allowances, dependent allowances and in country travel expenses and more.

General Eligibility Requirements:

For Canadians Studying Abroad:

  • Must meet the citizenship requirements of the awarding country: Canadian citizens are eligible to apply for all programs. Permanent residents of Canada may apply in some cases;
  • Open only to permanent residents of Canada who are graduates of a Canadian university. Permanent residents of the awarding country are not eligible;
  • Should have a minimum standard of "A-" to be considered for an award. Please note that normally only first class candidates are nominated;
  • NOTE - Eligibility requirements may change for each of the different countries where scholarships are offered.

For Foreign Citizens Studying in Canada:

  • Scholarships are only tenable in Canadian universities;
  • Students already in Canada may apply; however, anyone who has obtained Canadian citizenship or applied for permanent residency in Canada shall not be eligible for an award;
  • Student must hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree from a recognized university or some equivalent qualification;
  • Preference will be given to those who have obtained a university degree within the last five years;
  • All applicants must have sufficient knowledge of either of Canada's official languages, English or French

Contact Information:
Scholarships Homepage: 
http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/

The Emma Kaufman Scholarship

This award of $10,000 will be given out occasionally, as funds permit.

Background of the Scholarship

The Kaufman Scholarship was established in 1945 by Emma R. Kaufman as an expression of her very deep concern that women have the opportunity of experiencing a different culture and come to know what it meant to be a world citizen. Miss Kaufman spent much of her career in Japan, and was a founder of the Japanese Y.W.C.A. For many years she was an active Executive of the World’s Y.W.C.A. These global experiences cemented in her mind the importance for Canadians, and especially for Canadian women, to have international experience.

Initially the scholarship was only available to university graduates, but in 1970, the terms were broadened to include non-university graduates as well. At the same time, Miss Kaufman expressed her desire that a strong preference be given to women applicants, allowing however, that if there were no suitable women, it could be awarded to a man. Miss Kaufman also indicated her preference that the award be given to a Christian and to someone with a commitment to a theology of social justice.

Emma Kaufman died March 1, 1979 at the age of 97.

Terms of the Trust

A scholarship for study or a learning experience outside of Canada or The United States for an extended period of time awarded to someone with a university degree or demonstrated equivalency applicants must demonstrate commitment to a theology of social justice preference will be given to women applicants.

Scholarship website: http://www.ccsonline.ca/Resources/forms/Kaufman_scholarship_application2012.pdf

SCHOLARSHIP DATABASES:

Destination Education

Description:  A database of a number of scholarships offered to Canadian students that would like to travel abroad for their education (some of these scholarships offer as high as $50,000 in scholarships for each year of study).  This database also has a list of agencies that offer international internships, international experiential education opportunities and language learning programs.

Contact Information:
Homepage:  www.destineducation.ca
Scholarships Page:  www.destineducation.ca/directory/studya_e.htm

Scholarships Canada

Description:  Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal. Search through our extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning.

Contact Information:
Homepage:  www.scholarshipscanada.com