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Undergraduate Philosophy Major awarded Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and granted admission to University of St Andrews

March 15, 2011

After graduating in May 2011, undergraduate Philosophy major Jordan Williams will continue her studies at the University of St Andrews. She has been granted admission to the University of St Andrew's Master's Program in Peace and Conflict Studies.

This program aims to provide students with an opportunity to work on peace and conflict theory, broader issues relating to peacebuilding and peace processes (including gender, development, etc), and on specific case studies in conflict analysis. Perhaps most importantly, it will provide a guided fieldwork experience for students in a post-conflict and development setting, in order to introduce them to both the physical and intellectual terrain of a peace process.

Jordan will undertake this program as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar for the 2011-2012 year. The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. Congratulations Jordan!!