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Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarship for International Understanding and Peace

Established on March 2, 1984, Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarship for International Understanding and Peace provides one or more awards (pending availability of funds) for deserving graduate/professional students at The Ohio State University active in research or study that contributes to the pursuit of international understanding and peace.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled full time at Ohio State in a graduate or professional program with a focus on international problems, in any department or interdisciplinary field

  • Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and an appropriate background for the proposed research or study

  • Intention to engage in research at Ohio State or outside the United States that is concerned with enhancing the understanding of peoples in different cultures, improving the quality of social justice among nations, or exploring methods for international conflict avoidance or conflict resolution

  • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need, as well as to students whose work will apply social science research to intercultural understanding.

Completed application consists of the following:

  1. Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Application Form

  2. Ohio State advising report

  3. A sealed letter from your advisor addressing the merits of the proposal and the qualifications of the applicant

  4. Abbreviated curriculum vitae (listing educational background, completed coursework, professional activities and publications as they relate to the purpose of this scholarship)

  5. Statement of proposed study or research (1,000 words maximum). This statement should clearly explain your proposed plan of research or study, as it relates to the purpose of this scholarship.

Application Deadline

The Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families’ Scholarship For International Understanding and Peace competitions are held annually during spring semester. The next application deadline is Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

Additional Information

For more information or to discuss ideas for proposals, please send an email to .

This scholarship is administered by the Office of International Affairs.

Past Scholarship Recipients