Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Peace First Prize Invites Applications for Youth Fellowship

Recently, the Peace First Prize announced the Peace First Fellowship, an award intended to recognize and support the development and work of youth peacemakers. (The Peace First Prize defines "peacemaking" as "the creative process of engaging with others to make positive and lasting change.") Each winner will receive $50,000 that can be used over the course of the two-year fellowship to either further their education and professional development or support their peacemaking work. In addition to funding, the fellows will receive support from a network consisting of other winners, a mentor who is a community, business, or political leader, and a leadership development program.

The Peace First Prize is interested in recognizing peacemaking projects that exemplify compassion, courage, and collaborative change, and that are currently active, ongoing, or already completed. Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens or legal residents between the ages of 8 and 22 whose work has been conducted in the U.S. The deadline to apply is April 12, 2013.

To learn more about the Peace First Prize and the selection criteria or apply to or nominate a young person for the fellowship, please visit their website here.

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