Peace Scholarship Program for Alachua County students

logoGainesville Veterans for Peace Chapter 14 announces its annual Peace Scholarships for the spring of 2016. We are awarding two scholarships of $500 for high school seniors or college students with demonstrated commitment and leadership in activities involving peace & social justice, conflict resolution, and/or nonviolent social change. Deadline for application is April 15.

To be eligible to apply for the Peace Scholarship, the applicant must either be: 1) a high school senior planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year; 2) a college student currently enrolled and in good standing; or 3) an adult student enrolling in higher education who needs financial assistance.

Peace Scholarship applicants will be asked to provide a brief autobiographical essay and evidence of leadership and/or personal initiative in activities in an organization (including volunteer or paid work) relating to peace and social justice, conflict resolution and/or nonviolent social change. Applicants will also need to provide two letters of recommendation.

The application (PDF file) should be downloaded from the Gainesville Veterans for Peace website, printed out, completed and postal mailed to the address on the application. The deadline for the scholarship application is April 15. Submit applications to:  Paul Ortiz, Veterans for Peace Scholarship, 2115 NW 7th Lane, Gainesville, Florida, 32603.

Peace Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Gainesville VFP Peace Poetry Awards Ceremony in mid-May.

The full announcement and instructions for applying may be found on the Veterans For Peace website at

For questions, email or call 352-373-3435.

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