Eligibility and Requirements
- Applicant must be a resident of (or currently attending school in) Minnesota.
- Scholarship finalists must be available for a personal interview in Minneapolis.
- Scholarship awards will be announced on or before December 15.
- Scholarships are awarded without regard to religious affiliation.
- Scholarship recipients should submit a brief report by June 15, 2019, describing how the scholarship funds were used.
- All decisions by the Hawkinson Scholarship Selection Committee are final.
[ ] Applicant Information (page 2)
[ ] Scholarship essay
[ ] Name and contact information for someone who will nominate you
[ ] Nomination form (page 3) sent to your nominator (send early to nominator: same due date!)
[ ] Current academic transcript (non-certified copy is acceptable)
Please submit an essay addressing the topics below. It should be 2-3 pages and typed.
Describe how you have demonstrated your commitment to peace and social justice. Include the following if these apply to you:
- Completed a specific peace or social justice project.
- Demonstrated courage in carrying out your convictions about peace and social justice.
- Displayed ongoing commitment to, and leadership in, a peace or justice organization.
- Served as a role model for others to move society into new realms of thought and practice regarding peace and social justice.
- How this scholarship will be used,
- How this award would affect your future work for peace and justice, and
- How this award will promote peace and justice for others.
Email the completed application as a Word document or pdf file by September 15, 2018 to email@example.com.
Hawkinson Foundation Scholarships have been awarded each year to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to peace and justice. Undergrad and graduate student scholarships have typically been $4,000-5,000 each. High school student scholarships have typically been $1,000.
The Hawkinson Foundation defines peace and justice broadly. Past scholarship recipients have worked on international healthcare, LGBT equality, Native American rights, domestic violence, human rights and health disparities in low-income communities among others.