100 Projects for Peace
Projects for Peace is an initiative for all Lewis & Clark College undergraduate students to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer. The Projects for Peace program began in 2007, and Lewis & Clark students have applied and won at least one of the grants each year since then.
A $10,000 award is given annually to an individual or group (undergraduates only) that submits the winning proposal.
Funding for the $10,000 award comes from Mrs. Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a lifelong internationalist and journalist, who celebrated her 100th birthday in February of 2007 by donating $1 million for 100 grants stating, “I want to use my 100th birthday to help young people launch some immediate initiatives that could bring new thinking to the prospects for peace in the world.” Mrs. Davis is the mother of Shelby Davis who funds the Davis United World College Scholars Program at Lewis & Clark College and at 90 other colleges and universities in the United States. What began as a one time birthday grant has become an annual program.
President Glasser has approved an additional $2,500 contribution to the winning project by the Office of the President at Lewis & Clark, significantly increasing the size and scope of proposals.
Open information sessions about the 2017 Projects for Peace grant program will be held at the following time:
Tuesday, September 20, 5:00pm in Miller, Room 105
Deadline: 2017 proposals are due in hard copy and PDF format at the International Students and Scholars office at noon on Friday, November 11, 2016.
If you would like to share your ideas or ask questions of other applicants, you can send an email to the Projects for Peace listserve at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact:
Brian White, Associate Dean of Students
Projects for Peace
c/o International Students and Scholars - MSC 192
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
Winning Proposal 2016
Teamwork Through Verbal Communication, Leadership and Goal Achievement- The Advancement of Youth-Cairo, Egypt
Students: Hamdan Alameri ’18, Burnley Truax 17, Reham Bahauddin ’16, Jessica Rosenblatt ’17, Isabella Irtifa ’18
Winning Proposal 2015
Teaching Tolerance Through Computer Education in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Students: Valcourt Honore ’17, Kayla Nachtsheim ’15, Parul Sohal ’17
Winning Proposal 2014
Teaching to Build Trust, Connections & Friendship in Taunggyi, Shan State, Myanmar. Students: Nway Khine ’15 and Sam Shugart ’15.
Winning Proposal 2013
Women’s Dance and Self-Defense for Peace & Empowerment. Students: Miranda Benson ’13 and Hillary Patin ’14.
Winning Proposal 2012
YES! Youth Engagement for Somalis. Students: Nima Mohamed ’15 and Hannah McCain ’12.
Winning Proposals 2011
Lewis & Clark is proud to announce that the College won two 100 Projects for Peace awards in 2011!
Drilling Well, Providing Clean Water and Promoting Peace in Borena, Ethiopia. Students: Brook (Selam) Mentire ’11, Leah Scott-Zechlin ’11, Mihret Teklemichael ’12, Temesghen Habte ’12, and Seile Alemayehu ’13.
Tools for Tolerance: Human Rights Education in Casablanca, Morocco. Students: Samantha Stein ’11 and students from Lewis & Clark’s overseas program in Morocco.
Winning Proposal 2010
Peace Through the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in Qinghai Province, China Students: David Willis, Jesse Schouboe, and Sara Eichelberger
Winning Proposal 2009
- 2009 Project Proposal
- View Katie Walter’s website of the VKG Artisan’s Collective
- Read this article on Katie’s work at the artisan’s collective!
Cultivating Peace: Empowering the Orphaned Children of Criamar in Ceilândia, Brazil Students: Claire Battaglia, James Cotton, Casey Nelson, and Betto van Waarden.
Intimate Violence and Visions for Peace in El Viejo, Nicaragua Students: Elizabeth Fussell, Kate Iris Hilburger, Frazer Lanier, and Megan McBride,
Lewis & Clark College; Loren Speer, Metropolitan State College of Denver