2020 Scholarship Information

Dr. James Allen Memorial Peace $1,000 Scholarship

Link to scholarship application


A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by 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 Never a Solution.”


The deadline (postmark) for submission is Friday, May 1, 2020


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 2020 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 University of Wisconsin medical faculty.  James Allen died in 2011.