Dr. James Allen Memorial Peace $1,000 Scholarship Offered by Madison Veterans for Peace
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by the Clarence Kailin Chapter of Madison Veterans for Peace to a Madison high school senior who writes the best original essay on the peace topic “Why I Believe Violence is not the Solution.” Application materials and instructions may be found at www.madisonvfp.org. The deadline (postmark) for submission is Friday, May 4, 2017. Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Paul at 608-215-5031.
The scholarship is open to any senior student at a Madison public high school who will graduate this spring. Applicants must enroll at Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) beginning the fall semester 2018 to be eligible to receive the scholarship.
Madison Veterans for Peace is also known as the Clarence Kailin Chapter, named after the long-time Madison peace activist and social reformer, who was a founding member. Kailin, a veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War in 1938, died in late 2009 at the age of 95. The peace scholarship was named after Korean war veteran Dr. James Allen, also a long-time peace activist and esteemed member of the UW medical faculty, who died in 2011.
The scholarship to attend MATC (Madison College), has been offered since 2009. Previous winners have come from all five Madison public high schools (East, West, Shabazz, LaFollette and Memorial.)
Media Contact: Paul McMahon, Madison Veterans for Peace