Graduate Funding Information Service

September 4, 2020

Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 2, 2020 (for spring 2021 semester program)

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience by contributing to the efforts of nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues.

Fellows receive a salary of $3,400 per month and basic health insurance compensation, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and social networking events with alumni. Fellows also receive mentoring from a board member and a former fellow. Some lenders may permit Scoville Fellows to defer college loan payments during their fellowship.


  • Prospective fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security.
    • Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus.
    • Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues.
  • Experience with public-interest activism or advocacy such as
    • Organizing a campus forum and/or outreach campaign, meeting with decisionmakers, or rallies;
    • Working with or joining a campus, local, or national organization;
    • Active participation in conferences;
    • Writing and publication of opinion pieces in both traditional and new media.
  • Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences.
  • Preference is given to United States citizens, although a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the U.S. is awarded periodically.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.