Dallaire/Graham Scholarships

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Roméo Dallaire Scholarship

Lewis & Clark’s Roméo Dallaire Scholarship honors the work and vision of Roméo Dallaire, former commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission to Rwanda, Canadian Army Lieutenant-General (ret.), Senator, world citizen, and humanitarian.

The Roméo Dallaire Scholarship allows recipients to enroll in the Academic English Studies program at Lewis & Clark College for one academic year. While studying English and living with other students from throughout the United States and around the world, scholarship recipients experience first hand the history and habits of diverse cultures even as they share with others their own traditions, customs, insights and beliefs. The Dallaire Award Fund continues to advance the principle that has guided Lewis & Clark’s innovative programs in international education for more than 40 years: global understanding is rooted in relationships, and relationships are built day by day and person to person.

Michael Graham Scholarship

Inspired by the compassion for community and forward-thinking attitudes of our past Roméo Dallaire Scholars, we announce a new scholarship for local Portland metropolitan area high school graduates who are refugees or immigrants and are non-native English speakers.  The scholarship will pay for one academic year’s tuition, books and a bus pass for non-residential students to study in the Academic English Studies program at Lewis & Clark. 

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Dallaire Scholarship for 2020-21

Due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roméo Dallaire Scholarship Committee has voted to postpone the scholarship for one academic year.  The Committee members felt that we could not confidently offer our scholar a full and safe experience, and we faced other roadblocks, such as visa suspensions and international flight difficulties.

Fortunately, our selected scholar for 2020-21, Souzane Murekatete, will be able to join us in 2021-22.  We look forward to meeting Souzane and moving forward next year. 

Souzane Murekatete, 2021-22 Dallaire Scholarship Recipient. Souzane Murekatete, 2021-22 Dallaire Scholarship Recipient.


Michael Graham Scholarship for 2020-21

Our first Michael Graham scholar is Alexandre Monteiro.  Alexandre is a 2020 Wilson High School graduate. His parents fled Guinea Bissau during the war for independence, and Alexandre grew up in Portugal. We look forward to getting to know Alexandre this year.

Alexandre Monteiro Alexandre Monteiro

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Learning from Rwanda to equip and inspire each one of us to enter the world of the “Other.”  The “Other” may be under our own roof or on the other side of the globe.