Scholarships

Below is a list of scholarship opportunities that new applicants are welcome to apply for. In order to apply for each scholarship, click the highlighted link to access the online application form. Unless otherwise noted, all scholarship applications must be submitted by February 15, 2018 in order to be considered for scholarship awards for the 2018-19 academic year. Candidates must also have submitted a completed application file for admission by February 15, 2018 in order to be considered.

Applicants will be informed of their scholarship decision along with their admission letter, at which point they will learn if the scholarship is renewable for both years or not. Because scholarships are awarded at the time of admission, only new, incoming students are eligible to apply.

Alumni-Nominated Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship awarded to applicants, who have been nominated by CJP alumni. Students must already have applied to CJP in order to be considered for the award.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $8,000 (renewable)

Access the application form to apply for this scholarship.

Anabaptist Scholarships

1. Anabaptist/Mennonite Church Scholarship
Preference for this scholarship is given to students having a relationship to the Anabaptist/Mennonite Church; effort is to be made to distribute the award to domestic and international students in equal numbers.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $5,000 (non-renewable/one-time award)

2. Detweiler Lesher Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to provide need-based aid to CJP graduate students studying at EMU with priority given to a student (s) from an area of conflict who are either: 1) an international student from a Mennonite World Conference (MWC) related church; or 2) a student employed by/volunteering with an agency associated with a MWC church(s).
Maximum amount to be awarded: $2,500

Access the application form to apply for this scholarship.

Domestic Student Scholarships

1. Kay Koontz Gillette Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is for North American CJP students with financial need, who will be applying their peacebuilding skills in a North American context.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $8,000

2. John Paul and Wendy Lederach Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is for CJP or SPI; priority is given to international students, and then minority students from the U.S., specifically Native Americans.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $1,600

3. C.K. Lehman Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to provide one or more annual scholarship awards to students at CJP, with priority given to students from outside the U.S., or who were born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from developing nations.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $5,000

Access the application form to apply for these scholarships.

General Educational Award

1. Adam Herr Baer Endowment for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
This scholarship supports students who have helped or plan to help mediate conflicts around the globe.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $10,500 (non-renewable/one-time award)

2. James and Marian Payne Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship provides one or more annual scholarship awards to students pursuing a master’s degree at CJP.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $2,500

3. John E. and Betty J. Kreider Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for CJP students.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $1,676

4. Rose Landis Baer and Gerald R. Baer Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for full-time MA students.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $1,100

5. Mennonite Fellowship at MSU Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for a CJP graduate student, with priority given to international students.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $3,000

6. C.K. Lehman Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to provide one or more annual scholarship awards to students at CJP, with priority given to students from outside the U.S., or who were born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from developing nations.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $5,000

7. Seeds of Peace and Justice Grant Fund
This scholarship is intended to provide financial support to students enrolled in an M.A. graduate program at CJP.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $25,000/student x2 awards

8. Donald L. and Lillian E. Goodwin Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for one or more students with financial need who plans to serve in the nonprofit sector, whether public or private.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $1,220

9. Norm and Alice Clemmer Rittenhouse Endowed Scholarship for World Peace
This scholarship is intended to provide one or more annual scholarship awards to students at CJP, with priority given to students coming from the Middle East.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $2,500

Access the application form to apply for these scholarships.

International Student Scholarships

1. H.D. Swartzendruber Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for a student from outside North America who is pursuing a master’s degree.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $3,000

2. James and Joan Nissley Gingrich Fund
This scholarship is intended for an international master’s student.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $1,000

3. J. Daryl Byler & Cynthia Byler Fund
This scholarship is intended for MA students from Iran, Iraq, Jordan or Israel-Palestine.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $7,500

4. John Paul and Wendy Lederach Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for CJP or SPI ; priority given to international students, and then minority students from the U.S., specifically Native Americans.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $1,600

5. Mennonite Fellowship at MSU Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for a CJP graduate student, with priority given to international students.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $3,000

6. Kurdish Grant Fund
Scholarship award with priority to female Iraqi Kurdish students living in Iraq wishing to pursue an MA degree at CJP, or to a local Iraqi Kurd.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $5,000

7. C.K. Lehman Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to provide one or more annual scholarship awards to students at CJP, with priority given to students from outside the U.S., or who were born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from developing nations.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $5,000

8. Norm and Alice Clemmer Rittenhouse Endowed Scholarship for World Peace
This scholarship is intended to provide one or more annual scholarship awards to students at CJP, with priority given to students coming from the Middle East.
Maximum amount to be awarded: $2,500

Access the application form to apply for these scholarships.

SPI Scholarship for Graduate Program Students

Available for students with financial need pursuing a graduate degree (MA or GC) at CJP, either through the traditional or low-residency route. This scholarship covers one SPI course for credit (and lodging on campus if doing the low-residency option) and is a one-time award.

Access the application form to apply for this scholarship.

Volunteer Service Discount Application

Students who have served for at least two years with a fully volunteer service organization are eligible to apply for this discount which will award 12.5% tuition discount per credit hour.

Access the application form to apply for this scholarship.

Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Scholars receive a 12.5% tuition discount for the duration of their Fulbright award. Learn more about our Fulbright Scholars.

For more information on external scholarships and resources, please check out the Domestic Student Scholarship Guide and International Student Scholarship Guide.

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