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Graduate/Professional Student Grants and Scholarships

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 award for a deserving graduate/professional student at The Ohio State University active in research or study that contributes to the pursuit of international understanding and peace. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated financial need, and whose work will apply social science research to intercultural understanding.

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 a student who has demonstrated financial need, and whose work will apply social science research to intercultural understanding

Completed application consists of the following:

  1. Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Application Form

  2. Up-to-date copy of your Ohio State advising report (PDF available for download via Buckeye Link)

  3. A letter of recommendation addressing the merits of the proposal and the qualifications of the applicant from your research advisor submitted to oia-grants@osu.edu in PDF or Word (preferred) or in hard copy to the Office of International Affairs

  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 (3-5 pages maximum, double or single spaced.) This statement should clearly explain your proposed plan of research or study, as it relates to the purpose of this scholarship.

  6. A one-page abstract

Application Deadline: January 22, 2019 at 12 p.m.

Past Scholarship Recipients