Projects for Peace
I want to use my 100th birthday to help young people launch some immediate initiatives – things that they can do during the summer of 2007 – that will bring new thinking to the prospects of peace in the world - Kathryn Wasserman Davis
Projects for Peace is an opportunity for all undergraduates on campus to design grassroots "projects for peace." The top submissions nationally will be granted $10,000 each for projects implemented during the summer. This grant program aims to motivate college students to create and implement plans for building peace in the twenty first century.
Projects for Peace is made possible by Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist who celebrated her centennial birthday in 2007 by committing $1 million to fund Projects for Peace. Upon the occasion of her 100th birthday in February of 2007, Mrs. Davis, mother of Shelby M.C. Davis who funds the Davis UWC Scholars Program, chose to celebrate by committing $1 million for one hundred Projects for Peace.
“My many years have taught me that there will always be conflict. It’s part of human nature. But I’ll remind you that love, kindness, and support are also part of human nature. My challenge to you is to bring about a mind-set of preparing for peace, instead of preparing for war.”
Kathryn W. Davis
Visit the Davis Projects for Peace website to learn more: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/.
Looking for inspiration to develop, or follow-through, on your own project idea? Check out this article on our most recent P4P winners.
Timeline for the 2017 Projects for Peace application and selection process will be announced soon!