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In memory of Scott Kloeck-Jenson, a Global Studies Scholar dedicated to global peace and justice, the Institute for Regional and International Studies annually offers these awards: the International Pre-Dissertation Travel Fellowships to support overseas travel to potential field research sites for doctoral students and the SKJ International Internship Fellowships to support graduate students (working towards a doctorate) interested in undertaking practitioner internships.


These fellowships are awarded in fond memory of Scott Kloeck-Jenson (1965-1999). Scott was born in Minnesota in 1965 and received his B.A. from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1987. After two years with the Peace Corps in Lesotho where he met his wife Barbara, Scott began studying his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his M.A. in 1993 and then embarked on his doctoral research with the prestigious Fulbright and MacArthur Fellowships. Scott and his family traveled to Mozambique so that he could undertake fieldwork on rural poverty in Zambezia province for his dissertation. While conducting his dissertation research, Scott was appointed the Project Director in Mozambique for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Land Tenure Center. He was due to return to the United States in January 2000 to complete his dissertation in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but on June 23, 1999, Scott, his wife Barbara and their two children Zoe and Noah were killed in a car accident in South Africa. These grants are named after Scott because of his firm commitment to international understanding and research that serves social justice concerns around the globe.


SKJ Stories includes the reflections, pictures, and other digital materials brought back fromk the field by previous SKJ Fellows.

Global Studies is honored to host In memoriam, the Kloeck-Jenson Family, a tribute maintained by the Land Tenure Center.

Further testament to Scott's work and impact can be found on the webpages of the Center for Experiential Learning at St Olaf College (Scott Kloeck-Jenson's alma mater), which has established the Kloeck-Jenson Scholarship for Peace and Justice Internships in his honor.

In 2008 he was also the posthumous recipient of the Wayzata High School Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Questions or comments should be directed to Mark Lilleleht, SKJ Fellowship Coordinator, by email or at 608.265.6070.