Scholarships and financial aid

The annual Wayne State University Scholarship Application period runs from October 1 through March 1. Applicants will be considered for the scholarships listed below, as well as the scholarships available throughout the university, by using just one application.

The Peace and Conflict (PCS) Program welcomes donors and sponsors who would like to establish or endow student support in a general or specialized field of peace and conflict studies.

Program scholarships

Alvin and Harriet Saperstein Fund for Science, Technology, Peace and Public Policy

The Saperstein Fund aims to develop into a permanent endowment for Center operational expenses and program development in the science and peace area if partners are identified who wish to join in sponsorship.

Bernard and Norma Goldman Scholarship in Conflict Resolution

The Goldman Scholarship is for active students practicing or studying conflict resolution in the Detroit community or globally.

Conte' Emanuel Smith-El Annual Scholarship

This scholarship fund is established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Douglas Ross Fellowship for Graduate Study on the Israeli-Palestinian Dispute

The Douglas Ross Fellowship is awarded to Ph.D. students doing research or writing dissertations on aspects of Middle East peace and in need of support to do fieldwork.

Jacob and Helen Warratt Graduate Fellowship in Dispute Resolution

The Warratt Graduate Fellowship is awarded to graduate students working on dispute resolution issues.

Joella Gipson Endowed Scholarship for Peace and Human Rights Education

This scholarship fund was established to recognize scholastic achievement and support student service of fostering international understanding, goodwill, and peace, in tandem with their studies in peace and conflict. The fund was created to encourage continued progress and to provide assistance to students in financing their education within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Center for Peace and Conflict Studies while positively contributing to their community. It is Dr. Gipson's wish to support student experiences with community or international action programs that strive to improve quality of life.

Learn more about the Joella Gipson Endowed Scholarship

Norma and Bernard Goldman Endowed Fund in Peace and Security

This fund was established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage interest in biological research and to provide assistance to students in financing their education at Wayne State University.

Professor Eugene Victor Perrin, M.D. Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide assistance to Wayne State University students financing their education.


Internship supporters and sponsors

Through the support of generous donors, we are able to offer partial and limited internships. Students may apply tby submitting a letter of interest along with a letter of reference and current résumé to Peace and Conflict Studies Director, Dr. Fred Pearson at federic.pearson@wayne.edu.

Beverly and Robert O. Hacker Student Internship

Robert O. Hacker was a successful insurance executive who, because of his disability and that of his wife, Beverly, was a strong advocate for the rights of the disabled. The internship will be awarded to full or part-time, graduate or undergraduate students. Preference will be given to physically challenged students to intern at the Wayne State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Oscar and Lillian Genser Endowed Peace and Human Rights Internship

Lillian Mellen Genser was an internationally known peace educator and former director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University. She pioneered the study of human rights issues and global education and introduced conflict resolution into school programming and curriculum. Lillian also preserved the center and its Detroit Council for World Affairs through some of the most difficult political and financial conditions of the late 1960s, 70s and '80s.

In 1986, Lillian established an ongoing "Visions of Peace" Children's Art Exhibit, celebrating the International Year of Peace and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Thousands of students, teachers, and citizens have been informed about crucial world issues through programs she initiated.

The internship has been created to support the work of peace educators, such as Lillian Genser, in perpetuity; open to students in good standing, full or part-time, undergraduate or graduate and seeking to promote and progress achievements while working at the Wayne State University Center for Peace and Conflict in fields related to human/children's rights, peace education, and/or conflict resolution.

Other supporters