Nobel Peace Prize Forum Seeks Augustana Peace Scholars

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum consortium is accepting applications for 2015 Peace Scholars. Two students from each of the five Norwegian Lutheran colleges that make up the consortium will be selected as scholars and awarded a six-week educational experience from June 15 - Aug. 1 in Oslo, Norway, designed to deepen their understanding of issues related to peace, justice, democracy, and human rights.

Scholarship details

The Peace Scholars program is competitive and those selected to participate will be awarded a scholarship to cover most of the cost of participating in the program in Norway, including the Lillehammer program and all ISS program fees (academic credit, room, and board). Augustana will reimburse students for a portion of their round-trip airfare from the U.S. to Oslo.

The application deadline is Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

Two Peace Scholars and an alternate will be notified in February will be introduced at the March 6-8, 2015, Nobel Peace Prize Forum, which will be held at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

About the Nobel Peace Prize Forum

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is a unique civic learning experience that brings Nobel Laureates, global leaders and scholars together with students and other citizens. As the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s only such program or academic affiliation outside of Norway, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum has a special mission: "To inspire peacemaking by celebrating the work of Nobel Peace Prize winners." The event is open to the public and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. The Forum is coordinated by Augsburg College and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.


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