Student Peace and Conflict Resolution Education Scholarship

Jailene Valenzuela is a Peace and Conflict Studies 1st year major at DePauw University. In addition to her academics, she participated in a youth leadership development program called Peace Exchange based in Chicago, through which she was trained in restorative justice and non-violent communication. She volunteered her time to teach 1,000 elementary and middle school students in Chicago about non-violence.


This scholarship is intended to support a current or future undergraduate student who will be studying or is currently studying peace and conflict resolution. It is awarded annually at the International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education.  The scholarship value is $1,000.


  • Graduating student from a U.S. high school or a first year university student with a declared major or minor in Peace and/or Conflict Studies.  If you are unsure if the title if your major is a fit, please contact Jen Batton, Conference Planning Committee at
  • Must have been offered and accepted an admission to a U.S. undergraduate program in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

To Apply

Submit a written essay (350 words or less) or creative work using art, video, photos, or other media that demonstrates (illustrates) your answer to one of the following prompts:

  • What is your vision of yourself as a bridge builder?
  • How are you building bridges in your community?
  • How will you be a peacebuilder in the future?
  • How will peace studies and conflict resolution influence and inform your future career and academic path?
  • What does peacebuilding mean to you and/or your community?

Send the following to the CRE Scholarship Committee:

  • Your name
  • The name of your high school  and/or if you are a current undergraduate student, your undergraduate institution
  • Undergraduate program you will attend/are attending
  • Copy of your acceptance letter to that College/University
  • Support letter from a guidance counselor,teacher, professor, or academic advisor to the CRE Scholarship Committee
  • High school and/or college transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • A copy of your most updated resume is helpful, but not required

Address of the Scholarship Committee:

Attn: Kyle McCray
The Ohio State University
Mershon Center for Intl. Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

Questions?  Contact Jennifer Batton at 216-952-5609 or by email at: