Application Deadline February 1, 2017


  • Open to full-time sophomore or junior students.
  • Strong academic record
  • Must be able to attend the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum-September 15 and 16 (some pre/post programming on September 14 and 17).
  • Available for participation from June 18-August 4, 2017
  • Agree to use of blogs and pictures for further promotion of the program
  • Costs


  • Regular blogging throughout time in Norway (at least once a week)
  • Openness to new ideas and enthusiastic participation
  • Upon returning to your campus, playing a leadership role in peace activities and promoting the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
  • Presentations to at least two venues during the following year


  • 1,000 Word Essay (maximum) addressed to the Peace Scholars Selection Committee, articulating your interest in being a Peace Scholar, including how the experience would connect with your academic and vocational interests and goals.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation, at least one from a faculty member
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Interview (finalists)
  • Selected Peace Scholars must complete the Oslo International Summer School online application at by March 1.

Selection Process

Application materials should be directed to Prof. Joseph Underhill,, by February 1, 2017.  Finalists will be interviewed and a faculty committee will review all applications and select the finalists.