Dr. Jacob Sackmann Endowed Scholarship for Peacemaking

The Dr. Jacob Sackmann Endowed Scholarship for Peacemaking has been established by Richard and Janis (Fellers) Peacock, graduating class of 1969.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to one (1) student who meets the criteria of the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average.
  • Open to undergraduate, full-time students who are currently attending North Central College.
  • Recipient must be interested in Peacemaking, and the ideal candidate will have either studied, participated in, or plans to pursue a career in any one of the following:
    Religious Studies (e.g., ministry, interfaith understanding, just peacemaking)
    Political Science (e.g., international relations, global studies, diplomacy)
    Sociology (e.g., the student has volunteered or plans to volunteer in the United States or a developing country working with refugees, victims of genocide, humanitarian relief)
    Education (e.g., urban teaching in an environment that addresses issues of violence); and / or
    Conflict Resolution, Mediation or Model UN
  • The recipient must complete an ESSAY that is no longer than two (2) double-spaced pages that identifies the reasons why they are interested in Peacemaking.

Peacemaking includes:

  • Understanding the causes of conflict, violence, and war;
  • Developing ways to prevent and resolve war, genocide, terrorism, and violations of human rights;
  • Building policies, systems, and societies characterized by conflict resolution, justice, freedom, and sustainability; and
  • Sustaining motivation for organizing for justice, peace, reconciliation, and a livable planet.

Supplemental Questions
  1. As a Continuing Student (currently attending North Central College), what will be your academic standing or classification at the start of the Fall 2020 Semester?
  2. As a student interested in Peacemaking, which of the following have you either studied, participated in, or plan to pursue a career in? (Please select all that apply.)
  3. If you are selected as a recipient of this scholarship, will you be FULL-TIME (12-18 credit hours per semester) for the 2020-21 academic year?
  4. Do you currently have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater?
  5. Please submit an essay that identifies the reason why you are interested in Peacemaking. (Essay should be no longer than two, double-spaced pages. PDF format is preferred.)