In memory of Scott Kloeck-Jenson,
a Global Studies Scholar dedicated to global peace and justice,
Global Studies awards two grants annually: the SKJ International Internship
Fellowships to support graduate students (working towards a doctorate) interested in undertaking
practitioner internships on social justice issues and the International
Pre-Dissertation Travel Fellowships to support overseas travel to
potential field research sites for doctoral students whose dissertations
include social justice elements.
The Summer 2013 Fellowship application period is now closed.
The deadline to submit applications was 25 February 2013.
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.
We have begun to map & put online the reflections, pictures, and other digital
back by SKJ Fellows in what we are calling, SKJ Stories.
Global Studies is honored to
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.
Please consider a donation to support the work of SKJ Fellows & join us on Facebook to get the latest updates on the work of the Fellows and the yearly awards.
Contact Mark Lilleleht, Program Coordinator, Global Studies, by email
or at 608.265.6070.