Fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.


October 3, 2022

October deadline for the Spring session

January deadline for the Fall session

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Government, Law, and Policy


US Citizen


Senior, Entering Graduate, Graduate, Alumni



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

$22,000-$32,500 plus health insurance and travel expenses.


Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides stipends for college graduates to spend six to nine months working for a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC on a range of issues involving nuclear and conventional arms control and disarmament, international security, and related issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy. With the assistance of the Program Director, Fellows will select a placement that best matches their interests and the needs of the host organization. Fall Fellowships run between July and October; Spring Fellowships run from January to April.

Fellows receive a stipend of $3,500 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1000 per fellow to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees. Some lenders may permit Scoville Fellows to defer college loan payments during their fellowship. Check with your individual lenders.


  • U.S. Citizen or able to obtain a work visa
  • Demonstrated excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security