Monday, October 26, 2009

Attention Students: Todd E. Davis Scholarship now available

(The IRC is offering a scholarship opportunity to area students, though eligibility is restricted to undergrads at one of our ten member schools, please see requirements below.)

The International Relations Council (IRC) is pleased to announce the Todd E. Davis Scholarship.  This $1,000 scholarship has been funded from the death benefits of Todd E. Davis.  Mr. Davis was killed in Iraq on an Army combat mission in January 2008. Todd was the nephew of Dorothy and Ralph Ochsner.  Dorothy, a long time IRC member and friend, passed away in June 2009.
This scholarship will be awarded to a current student at one of IRC’s Educational Organizational members at the 2009 Eliot S. Berkley Lecture on December 4, 2009.
The requirements are:
  1. Full-time undergraduate student at one of these schools: Avila University, Baker University, Johnson County Community College, Park University, University of Kansas, UMKC, UMKC Bloch School, University of St. Mary, Rockhurst University, or William Jewell College.
  2. A cover letter expressing interest in the Todd E. Davis Scholarship.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a professor, to be sent directly to the IRC, that attests to the candidate's interest in global affairs, the promise of excellence in the study of global affairs, and any impressive leadership by the candidate in creating a globally-engaged community.
  4. Submission of a 3-5 page essay on one of the following topics:
    1. The Nobel Peace Prize selection committee has requested that you nominate a candidate for its 2010 competition.  In the award guidelines, they stipulate that the ideal candidate will be an individual “who expresses his/her knowledge of crises, conflicts and the importance of peaceful paths to resolutions.”
    2. One of the toughest problems the Obama Administration faces is how to define “success” in Iraq, Iran or Afghanistan.  Give your advice.
The deadline for submissions is: Friday, November 13.
The applications will be evaluated by the staff of the International Relations Council.

Please send application materials to:
Linda S. Trout, Executive Director, at
Or:          International Relations Council         

          911 Main Street, Suite 2226
          Kansas City, MO 64105

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