2020 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Open for Submissions


It is with great pleasure that Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility announces our twelfth annual Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship. Any 11th or 12th grade Oregon high school student may enter by submitting an original essay, poem, or narrative work (maximum 600 words) in response to the following question: "How would an effective movement for climate justice benefit immigrant communities?"

Entries may be submitted online (preferred, see below) or sent by email or postal mail. A panel of judges comprised of local writers, activists, and distinguished community members will select the winning entries. The first prize winner will receive a scholarship award of $1,000, the second $750 and the third $500. Oregon PSR will host an awards ceremony in late April in Portland at which the scholarship winners will be honored.

Students from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.
All entries are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 2nd, 2020.

Enter your online submission HERE.
For email and postal mail submissions, please see INSTRUCTIONS AND ENTRY FORM.

Please help us in announcing this opportunity to all 11th and 12th-grade students and their teachers, counseling departments, student and parent groups, and school officials. We very much appreciate your help in spreading the word about this scholarship opportunity.

Download the scholarship flyer and share with any students who may be interested in participating, or contact us for more information.

Get started with a few resources: 

Climate Change, Migration, and Displacement
Let’s Talk About Climate Migrants, Not Climate Refugees
"People are Dying": How the Climate Crisis has Sparked an Exodus to the US
Blog: Immigration Justice is Climate Justice

March 02, 2020 at 5:00pm - 6pm