Peace Scholarship


Deadline for this year’s submission: Monday, April 24, 2017

What is one conflict you have read about or experienced? How was the conflict resolved? Was the resolution effective? Why or why not? Responses can take several forms, such as an academic essay, short story, personal experience, or a set of poems.


Spring 2016 winners:

Congratulations to all of the students who helped make this year’s selection so challenging. Winners of this year’s Peace Scholarship Challenge:

  1. First Place: Sana Azizah Khan“The Second City: the Humanitarian Crises of Gang Violence”  – Sana describes gang violence in Chicago’s South Side and proposes potential solutions to the problems plaguing America’s “second cities.”
  2. Second Place: Binah Ezra“Far from the Home I Love”  – Binah focuses on the challenges of living as an Iranian Jew in the turbulent years leading up to the Iranian revolution.
  3. Third Place: Faith Okoko“Peace and Blame are Opposites” – Faith recounts her experience with ethnic and political violence in Kenya.