Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Scoville Peace Fellowship

About the Scoville Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, a group of outstanding individuals are selected to spend six to nine months in Washington. Fellows work as full-time junior staff members at the participating nonprofit, public-interest organization of their choice, 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.

Fellows receive a salary of $2,900 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provide $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.

Special Location of award, if applicable: Washington, D.C.

Eligible applicants:

– are U.S. citizens or foreign nationals residing in the U.S. (Preference is given to United States citizens, although a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the U.S. is awarded periodically. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply.)
– have completed a bachelor’s degree by the time the fellowship starts
– are considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, or media
– are good writers who are adept at working in a fast paced office environment

Student year:

Student year at time of application:  Graduate or Senior

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Scoville Peace Fellowship application process:

Explore the Scoville Fellowship website and determine what participating organizations interest you (choose more than one). Consider what contemporary issue to discuss in the policy/opinion essay.

Contact CFSA to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:
More Information:

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,