1. Write an essay that contains:
a) a brief history and description of your interest and involvement in environmental, social justice, and/or peace issues. Explain your career goals, and describe how your education and experiences will enable you to benefit society.
b) an expanded demonstration of your knowledge about an environmental or peace issue (two to five pages), and your ability to express your thoughts in writing. A paper written for a class or one written for this application would serve this purpose equally well.
2. Obtain three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your character and potential for contributing to environmental or peace causes. While at least one letter should be from a college or university professor, letters from persons outside the educational setting who know you and your involvement in issues would also be appropriate. Referents should send their letters directly to Mothers for Peace.
3. Send transcripts of all college work to the scholarship committee.
4. Applicants who are considered as finalists will meet with the Mothers for Peace Scholarship Committee for a personal interview.
Only applications that are complete and postmarked not later than the third Wednesday in March will be considered. No hand deliveries will be accepted. We are unable to return application materials, so applicants are advised to keep a copy of all materials submitted.
All complete applications will be acknowledged and applicants informed of the Committee’s decisions by mail in early May. The Committee’s decisions are to be accepted as final. Mothers for Peace reserves the option of not awarding a scholarship if no applicants are sufficiently qualified.
You may also download a copy of this application as a PDF and mail your material to:
Mothers for Peace Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 3608
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403