The Art Stein Scholarship in Nonviolence and Peace Studies is a fund whose purpose is to encourage and support ongoing generations of Universitty of Rhode Island students who share a growing commitment to nonviolent peace education, social economic justice, ecological sustainability, and human unity.
Each year scholarship aid is provided to one or more URI students who are engaged in the study and application of nonviolence and peace, and in building beloved community from the personal to the global level.
In honor of Bruce Tancrell and his commitment to the philosophy and practice of nonviolence as a way of life, the Tancrell family in the summer of 2010 established a scholarship fund through the URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies to inspire and support individuals from around the world to follow Bruce’s example.
This scholarship is awarded to students or persons who are actively engaged in addressing issues of social justice on campus and in the community. Financial need is a secondary consideration for qualification, though any URI student in eligible to receive the award. Candidates are selected from a pool of recommendations from the Vice President for Community, Equity, and Diversity and the University Equity Council.