Satterwhite award

in Peace Scholarship and Activism

The annual Jim Satterwhite Award in Peace Scholarship and Activism, is presented during the Academic Awards Forum to a graduating student who is

  • a student of senior status at Bluffton University (having completed at least 88 semester hours)
  • a student with an overall GPA of 3.0 and above
  • a student with a demonstrated commitment to peace scholarship, either someone with a minor in peace and conflict studies or some other, equally serious way
  • a student with a demonstrated commitment to peace activism, which can be conceived as within these four areas (as described in Lisa Schirch's The Little Book of Peacebuilding, 2004)
    • addressing conflict nonviolently (e.g., protest & human rights advocacy)
    • transforming relationships (e.g., trauma healing & restorative justice)
    • reducing direct violence (e.g., preventing victimization & creating safe spaces)
    • andbuilding capacity (e.g., peace education & economic development)
       
Previous recipients:

2012 - Jennifer Arnold of Fort Wayne, Ind.,.
2011 - Leah Roeschley of Flanagan, Ill.