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Peace Studies Scholarships

Oscar Arias Peace Studies Fund
Established by a donation from Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Costa Rica, the Oscar Arias Peace Studies Scholarship is intended for graduate or undergraduate students in Political Science who have a special emphasis on peace studies. Recipients should meet minimum academic standards of the Department of Political Science, maintain full-time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full-time remaining in their degree program, and enroll as a full-time student in Political Science at the University, with the intention of focusing on Peace Studies; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in Political Science at the University will be eligible for consideration.

The Robert C. Wahrmund Peace Studies Fund
The Robert C. Wahrmund Peace Studies Scholarship was established with a generous donation from the Trustees of the former Quakerland Friends Community. The Wahrmund Scholarship fund provides two scholarships of $500 each to freshmen or sophomores with a commitment to earning a Peace Studies minor, a Peace Studies certificate, or an International Studies major with an concentration in Peace Studies. Subject to the availability of funds, each year one scholarship will be offered to an in-coming freshman and one to a sophomore. Freshman recipients are eligible for a second year of the scholarship if they are chosen as the recipient of the sophomore scholarship.

Aileen Andrew Peace Internship Fund
The Aileen Andrew Scholarship was established by the Andrew Family Foundation. This Stipend, of up to $1000, is designed to support internships in the field of Peace Studies. Recipients of the stipend should be pursuing an education in Peace Studies at the University of North Texas, have a 3.0 GPA, and have junior standing at the time of the start of the internship.

Clovis and Marilyn Morrisson Peace Studies Fund
The Clovis and Marilyn Morrisson Scholarship honors a former distinguished member of the Political Science Department who was instrumental in the formation of the Peace Studies Program at the University of North Texas. Recipients of this $600 Scholarship should be undergraduate Peace Studies Minors at the University of North Texas or International Studies/Political Science Majors with a concentration in Peace Studies.

Vivian Castleberry Trailblazer Scholarship
The Castleberry Peace Institute is pleased to announce the Vivian Castleberry Trailblazer Scholarship is open for applications. The Trailblazer Scholarship supports advanced students who have demonstrated an aptitude for leadership on political, economic social issues especially as they pertain to the role of women in local, national and international efforts to advance peace and justice, especially in areas and countries where there are critical needs. The scholarship is for $4,000 for one academic year. The deadline is March 1, 2023. Please click here for an application.

To apply, please visit here and return the completed packet to our main office in Wooten Hall, Room 125 or via email to