Nobel Peace Prize Forum Seeks Augustana Peace Scholars
The Nobel Peace Prize Forum consortium is accepting applications for 2014 Peace Scholars. Two students from each of the five Norwegian Lutheran colleges that make up the consortium will be selected as scholars and awarded a six-week educational experience from June 15-August 1 in Oslo, Norway, designed to deepen their understanding of issues related to peace, justice, democracy, and human rights.
The Peace Scholars program is competitive and those selected to participate will be awarded a scholarship (valued at approximately $5,000) to cover most of the cost of participating in the program in Norway, including the Lillehammer program and all ISS program fees (academic credit, room, and board). Augustana will reimburse students up to $750 for round-trip airfare from the U.S. to Oslo. Students are responsible for personal expenses, airfare expenses in excess of $750 and purchasing their own books.
The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
Learn more about the criteria, selection process and seminar schedule for the Peace Scholars program.
Two Peace Scholars and an alternate will be notified by Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Scholars named in February 2014 will be introduced at the March 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, which will be held at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn.
About the Nobel Peace Prize Forum
The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is a unique civic learning experience that brings Nobel Laureates, global leaders and scholars together with students and other citizens. As the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s only such program or academic affiliation outside of Norway, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum has a special mission: "To inspire peacemaking by celebrating the work of Nobel Peace Prize winners." The event is open to the public and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. The Forum is coordinated by Augsburg College and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.