The Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship encourages students who have already demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice to strive for peace and justice both in their educational pursuits and in their personal and professional lives.
How to Apply
About the Scholarships
Hawkinson Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students who are a resident of or currently attending school in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota or Wisconsin. Scholarships are typically $4,000-5,000 each.
The Hawkinson Foundation defines peace and justice broadly. Past scholarship recipients have worked on international healthcare, LGBT equality, Native American rights, domestic violence, human rights, and health disparities in low-income communities.
At the 2009 presentation, the Foundation announced the establishment of the Jacobson Scholar recognition for the top scholarship recipients each year, in honor of Stan Jacobson of St. Paul, MN. A founder and member of the board of directors, Jacobson served as the Foundation's treasurer during its first 20 years.
Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded more than $120,000 to 96 students.