CHID is pleased to announce the following scholarships, awards, and grants are available for the 2012-13 academic year. Please click on the names below for details such as eligibility and application deadlines.
- CHID Student Research Awards: eight awards of $250 each as a rolling award fund to support student research.
- MacRae Study Abroad Scholarships: Three $400 merit-based scholarships to UW students to participate in CHID-sponsored study abroad programs.
- MacRae Undergraduate Scholarship: One $500 scholarship to support a student who has demonstrated ongoing commitment to peace, reconciliation, and non-violent conflict resolution, and intends to complete a senior thesis, capstone project, or faculty-supervised independent project focused on with these areas.
- Pearson Graduate School Exam Grants: Five scholarships for up to $200.00 to be used towards paying for graduate school entrance exams, or a preparatory class for the exam.
- Pearson Study Abroad Scholarships: Five $400 need-based scholarships to CHID majors to participate in CHID-sponsored study abroad programs.
- Toews Travel Grants: Four $400 grants for graduate student travel to conferences.
CHID is pleased to announce that we will be able to offer eight research scholarships of $250 each to support CHID student research. Award money may be used by a current CHID major to cover all or partial expenses for equipment, special projects, research, or travel. Awards will be given based on need and the overall quality of the project. The scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. We will consider each batch of scholarship applications received by the first Friday of every month together. To apply please submit a one-page description of the project written by the student and signed by the faculty advisor to Amy Peloff in the CHID office.
What? Five scholarships for up to $200.00 to be used towards paying for graduate school entrance exams, or a preparatory class for the exam.
Who is Eligible? Must be a current CHID major or a recent alum who graduated from CHID in June 2009 or later.
How? Students who have recently registered for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, or GMAT, or an exam preparatory class for one of those exams, can bring in a receipt to Amy Peloff in the CHID office who will reimburse up to $200. Applicants must also provide us with a 250-500 word statement outlining their plans for graduate/professional school.
When? This money is available on a first come, first served basis. The receipts for the exams must be dated after March 1, 2012.
“In solidarity with the victims of violence everywhere, the family of Jane and Finlay MacRae wish to honor their parents’ desire that we may all become channels of peace, that “where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon.” Accordingly, the donors have established this endowment to encourage UW undergraduates … to apply their unique talents, energy, and perspective to the study and informed practice of Peace, Reconciliation, and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution.” —Jane and Finlay McRae Endowment Agreement
Description of Grant
In keeping with the wishes of the family of Jane and Finlay McRae, the Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) Program has established the McRae Undergraduate Grant for Peace, Reconciliation, and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution to support a student who has demonstrated ongoing commitment to peace, reconciliation, and non-violent conflict resolution, and intends to complete a senior thesis, capstone project, or faculty-supervised independent project focused on with these areas. The $500 grant is meant to fund books, travel, and other expenses associated with the recipient’s project.
Applicants for the McRae Undergraduate Grant for Peace, Reconciliation, and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution will be evaluated upon the following criteria:
- How directly the applicant’s project connects with the purpose of the MacRae Endowment and its intention to support the study and informed practice of Peace, Reconciliation, and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
- The rigor and drive exhibited by the project proposal
- The recommendation of the applicant’s faculty advisor
To be considered for the grant, an applicant must be:
- A CHID major actively enrolled during the current academic year at University of Washington
- Actively planning or working on a senior thesis, capstone project, or faculty-supervised independent project within the areas of peace, reconciliation, and non-violent conflict resolution.
Application Due Date: February 8, 2013
The scholarship committee is excited to announce that CHID is again able to offer four $400 grants for travel to conferences. Eligibility for these funds is restricted to current graduate students (not necessarily UW grad students) who are employed for at least one quarter by CHID in the 2012-13 academic year to attend conferences at which they will be presenting. These grants are awarded on a rolling basis.
NOTE: This year, the grants will be open to new applicants only until March 1st. If there are still awards available after that date, previous recipients may apply for the funds—including for travel that happened earlier in the academic year. In order to qualify for this award, send Amy Peloff a copy of your acceptance to present at a conference, as well as the name, location, and dates of the conference.