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Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.
Deadline: January 31, 2015
Contact: Latha Dawson, dawsonl@wlu.edu

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of students and young professionals to study minority rights and to produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies resist intolerance and stand up for democratic values. The 2015 programs will begin in Washington, DC at the Council on Foreign Relations and subsequently take place for four weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.  Current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2013 and 2014 who are intellectually gifted, mature, independent and passionate about social justice and human rights are eligible to apply.
Deadline:  January 8, 2015
Contact: Gwyn E. Campbell, francem@wlu.edu

The DAAD University Summer Course Grant provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. Scholarships cover tuition, room and board in whole or in part, and an international travel subsidy.  There are no restrictions as to field of study, but applicants must have completed a minimum of four semesters of college German. 
Open to students who are currently SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS.
Deadline:  December 15, 2014
Contact Paul Youngman, youngmanp@wlu.edu

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