We seek out people, young and old, who are taking bold action for justice. We define justice broadly and realize that it looks different to different people.
We currently have two programs. Through Hawkinson Scholars, our scholarship program, we support students who are in the early years of their commitment to justice. With our Honorary Award program, we honor people who have made a lifetime commitment to peace and justice.
We are committed to being an organization that embraces the variety of ways in which one can take bold action for justice in our world.
Effective March 28, 2017, the Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice will be the Hawkinson Fund at Grace University Lutheran Church. The Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to 138 students in recognition of their deep commitments to peace and justice since 1988. Please know that we plan to continue this mission as part of Grace University Lutheran Church. We are making this change at this time to ensure that even more of your donations go directly to our mission. As a result of this transition we will not be issuing any scholarships or honorary awards in 2017. Please look for more information to be made available in early 2018. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please know that checks for any future donations should be made out to the Hawkinson Fund at Grace University Lutheran Church and will continue to be tax deductible.