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Peace Accords Fellowship

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords, the University of Dayton and the U.S. Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina have partnered to establish the Peace Accords Fellowship, which will award a one-year scholarship (covering the full cost of tuition, room and board) to three students from Bosnia and Herzegovina to study on our campus.

Application Procedure

To be considered for the Peace Accords Fellowship, you must be pursuing an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree from a university in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

To apply for the fellowship, you must complete the following steps before June 1, 2015.

1. Complete the application process for admission to the University of Dayton:

  • Complete either the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application. There is no application fee.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation.
  • Provide an official copy of secondary transcripts (in language of original issue) of all previously attended secondary schools, including dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations; any transcripts not issued in English should be accompanied by a certified English translation. Submitting two years of post-secondary transcripts is sufficient, although it's preferable that secondary transcripts are also submitted. 

2. Enter the contest:

  • Write a response to the following prompt and post it as a note on Facebook (make sure the privacy setting of the note is set to "Public"): This fellowship is designed to foster friendship and understanding between our two societies. Please describe how you would use your academic exchange year at the University of Dayton (UD) to contribute to strengthening these ties. Please give specific examples of what you would do at UD and in Bosnia Herzegovina upon return. 
  • Complete the fellowship entry form.

Fellowship Entry Form

Peace Accords Fellowship

To be considered for the Peace Accords Fellowship, you need to apply to the University of Dayton and complete the form fields below. If you have questions, please email

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Fellowship Program

Up to three students will be selected to receive the Peace Accords Fellowship, which includes a one-year scholarship (covering tuition, room and board) to study at the University of Dayton. The U.S. Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina will provide the recipients with one round-trip, economy class international air ticket from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Dayton, Ohio, as well as a settling-in allowance of $500. The chosen students will be responsible for paying for their insurance, books, passport/visa and other personal costs. Winners will be selected on July 1, 2015.

Fellowship Academic Experience

As a student at the University of Dayton, you will take a variety of diverse and enriching courses each semester. Possible courses include:

  • HST 313 Europe 1815-1914

  • HST 314 Europe 1890-1954

  • PHL 314 Philosophy of Law (will focus on 20th anniversary)

  • PHL 351 Jewish, Christian, Islamic Philosophy

  • PHL 371 Philosophy of Human Rights

  • POL 214 International Relations

  • POL 333 Politics of Human Rights

  • POL 406 International Law & Organizations

  • REL 103 Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies

Fellowship Co-Curricular Experience

At the University of Dayton, learning and professional development also happens outside the classroom. During your time at the University, you could choose to participate in Model UN or Dayton2DC.

Fellowship Expectations

As part of the fellowship, winners will be expected to:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Participate in the UD International Club.
  • Chronicle your experience in verbal and written formats that could be shared with the campus community and beyond.
  • Present about your home culture at the UD International Festival and to a University of Dayton class.
  • Participate in the "Dayton Peace Accords @ 20" student committee and assist with events in the fall 2015 semester. The anniversary celebrations will take place November 18-21.
  • Share your University of Dayton experience at your home university or American Corners upon returning to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Peace Accords Fellowship is co-sponsored by the University of Dayton and the U.S. Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Peace Accords Fellowship sponsors