Peace Scholarships Dove

Barbara Wiedner & Dorothy Vandercook
Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

In 17 years, we have given away more than $45,000 to more than 175 young people

Peace Scholarships

Awards of $250 or $500 for high school seniors and college freshmen with
demonstrated leadership and personal initiative in activities involving:
Peace and Social Justice, Nuclear Disarmament, and/or Conflict Resolution


Download a Scholarship Application

Must be postmarked no later than
March 1.

Privacy Policy

All information provided to us by scholarship applicants is completely private and is not shared with or revealed to any other organization.


You are eligible for this Peace Scholarship if both of these apply:

  1. You are a high school senior or college freshman at time of application, AND
  2. You can provide evidence of leadership and/or personal initiative in activities or in an organization (including volunteer of paid work) relating to peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament, and/or conflict resolution.

The application (PDF file) must be downloaded from this website, printed out, completed and postal mailed to the address on the application. Because we are a very small organization, is not possible to apply online, by email or fax.


Judging Process

Our Selection Committee uses a point system and chooses the winners based on the information provided by the applicant.


In addition to filling out the application form, you will also need to write a short autobiography and provide letters of recommendation (see complete details on the application).

Peace Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-June each year. Proof of actual college registration is required before we issue a check.

Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
c/o Leal Portis, President - 301 Redbud Way - Nevada City, CA 95959 - USA
For questions only, no applications: portis.leal AT (this is not a hotlink)