1. A cover sheet that includes the following items. Do not submit a cover letter.
Semester for which you are applying
Name, address, email address, and telephone number for each of your two references (whether these letters are included with your materials or will be emailed separately).
List 5-6 of our participating organizations that you would like to work with if chosen as a Scoville Fellow. Please check this list of organizations to see which are eligible to host a fellow during the upcoming term.
How you learned about the Scoville Fellowship. Please be specific about the publications, websites, professors, career advisor/career office, friend, web search, etc.
2. A full curriculum vitae. The c.v. should include complete educational and professional data, as well as information on the applicant’s extracurricular activities, and should be no more than two pages.
3. A personal essay of no more than 1,000 words discussing the candidate’s qualifications, interests, fellowship objectives and career goals. The essay should clearly address the candidate’s experience and interest in and passion for the area of international peace and security, particularly in public education.
4. A policy/opinion essay of no more than 1,000 words relevant to the field of peace and security taking a position on a contemporary, contentious issue addressed by the fellowship. Essays must be titled. Candidates may submit an essay (or an excerpt of one) written for a course so long as it does not exceed the 1,000 word limit.
5. Official transcript(s) detailing the candidate’s entire college academic record including undergraduate, graduate and foreign study in a single PDF, and listed in chronological order. Candidates whose current courses are not listed on their transcript are required to submit a list of these courses on a separate sheet of paper. Applicants who have attended more than one college or university must submit official transcripts from each school if the grades do not appear on the transcript of the school from which they graduated. Transcripts should have the school seal and signature of the registrar but do not need to be mailed in a sealed envelope. Photocopies of official transcripts are acceptable; web-printed transcripts lacking the proper seal and signature are not. Applicants are requested to submit high-resolution transcripts that are easy to read; those who submit difficult to read transcripts will be asked to resubmit a higher resolution version, which may delay processing of the application. When emailing applications, candidates are asked not to include the guide to grades often found on the back of the transcript.
6. Two letters of reference. Each letter should address the accomplishments and standing of the candidate; the candidate’s interest and experience in international peace and security issues; the candidate’s ability to communicate, both orally and in writing; the candidate’s maturity and judgment, and the candidate’s potential to make a significant contribution to peace and security issues. Applicants must not submit more than two reference letters. Signatures are preferred but not required. Reference letters must be submitted as an attached Word or PDF document rather than in the body of the email.