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Oscar and Lillian Genser Endowed Peace and Human Rights Internship

Lillian Mellen Genser was an internationally known peace educator and former director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University. She pioneered the study of human rights issues and global education. She introduced conflict resolution in to school programming and curriculum. She also preserved the Center and its Detroit Council for World Affairs through some of the most difficult political and financial conditions of the late 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. In 1986, Lillian established an ongoing “Visions of Peace” Children’s Art Exhibit, celebrating the International Year of Peace and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Thousands of students, teachers, and citizens have been informed about crucial world issues through programs she initiated.

The internship has been created to support the work of peace educators, such as Lillian Genser, in perpetuity. Students in good standing, full or part time, undergraduate or graduate and seeking to promote and progress achievements while working at the Wayne state University Center for Peace and Conflict in fields related to human/children’s rights, peace education, and/or conflict resolution.

Alvin and Harriet Saperstein Fund for Science, Technology, Peace and Public Policy

The Saperstein Fund can develop into a permanent endowment for Center operational expenses and program development in the science and peace area if partners are identified who wish to join in sponsorship.
 

Beverly and Robert O. Hacker Student Internship

Robert O. Hacker was a successful Insurance Executive who, because of his disability and that of his wife, Beverly, was a strong advocate for the rights of the disabled.

The internship will be given to full or part time, graduate or undergraduate students. Although selection cannot be limited to any one specific demographic group, it is the donor’s intention that preference be given to physically challenged students to intern at the Wayne State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies 

Joella Gipson Endowed Scholarship for Peace and Human Rights Education

This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, and support the student’s service of fostering international understanding, goodwill, and peace, in tandem with their studies in peace and conflict. This scholarship was created to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education within College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Center for Peace and Conflict Studies while positively contributing to their community. It is Dr. Gipson’s wish to support student experiences with community or international action programs that strive to improve quality of life.

This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, and support the student’s service of fostering international understanding, goodwill, and peace, in tandem with their studies in peace and conflict. This scholarship was created to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education within College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Center for Peace and Conflict Studies while positively contributing to their community. It is Dr. Gipson’s wish to support student experiences with community or international action programs that strive to improve quality of life.

Full-time and part-time graduate and undergraduate students co-majoring in and accepted for study in the area of Peace and Conflict Studies will be given preference. Applicants must show that they are or have been active members of a community service organization, such as but not limited to City Year, AmeriCorps, or Rotoract. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Applicants need not demonstrate financial need, but this may be a consideration for selection. Recipients may use awards for tuition and other educational expenses.

Bernard and Norma Goldman Scholarship in Conflict Resolution

The Goldman Scholarship is for active students praticing or studying conflict resolution in the Detroit communiy or globally. 

Jacob and Helen Warratt Graduate Fellowship in Dispute Resolution

The Warratt Graduate Fellowship will be awarded to graduate students working on dispute resolution issues.

Cardno-JFNew Annual Scholarship in Peace and Conflict Studies and Environmental Sciences

The Entrix environmental services company is working toward encouraging underrepresented minorities to become students of conflict resolution and environmental science disciplines within our industry because the company believes there is limited diversity within the industry. This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate students co-majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies and Environmental Sciences will be given preference. A minimum 2.8 GPA is required. Applicants need not demonstrate financial need. Recipients may use awards for tuition and other educational expenses.

JFNew (now Entrix) was founded in 1989 to help clients navigate natural resources regulations and work with regulatory agencies to obtain wetland permits and implement successful mitigation. Since then, the company has grown and diversified to become a full-service ecological solutions provider for clients seeking assistance in sustainable site design, green infrastructure implementation, ecological restoration and mitigation, coastal and watershed management, permitting and natural areas site maintenance.

Corporate headquarters and 100+ acre native plant nursery are located in Walkerton, Indiana, with a network of seven satellite offices throughout five states in the Great Lakes region. The Entrix team consists of over 130 employees, including experienced wetland and wildlife biologists, environmental scientists and engineers, landscape architects, hydrologists, ecologists, native plant specialists and cultural resource professionals dedicated to client service and environmental stewardship.

Douglas Ross Fellowship for Graduate Study on the Israeli-Palestinian Dispute

The Douglas Ross Fellowship will be awarded to PhD students doing research or writing dissertations on aspects of Middle East peace and in need of support to do fieldwork. 

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