Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship

In its tenth consecutive year in 2018, the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship is an opportunity to hear from young Oregonians on some of the most pressing issues of our time. We sponsor this annual writing scholarship in order to encourage Oregon’s youth to consider their leadership role in promoting a more healthy, just, and peaceful world.

The 2018 question for Oregon 11th and 12th grade students was:

"What would it take to eliminate nuclear weapons in your lifetime?"

Over 200 students from around the state submitted essays, narratives, and poems of under six-hundred words. Visit the page for our 2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship awards ceremony to read the winning entries, find additional details about our Saturday, April 28th event, and to RSVP. The awards ceremony will feature poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner as keynote speaker. 

Below are a few of the resources we suggested for students responding to our scholarship question, which you may also find useful:

UN Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons: July 7, 2017

Status of World Nuclear Forces - Federation of American Scientists

A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons States - The Asia Society

Poems by Kathy Jenil-Kijiner, our keynote speaker: "History Project," "Monster," and "Islands Dropped from a Basket"

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, especially their Nuclear Weapons Timeline

Nobel Prize information on Nuclear Weapons

Learn about Nuclear Weapons (Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons)

Union of Concerned Scientists- Nuclear Weapons  

Alliance for Nuclear Accountability

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Ploughshares Fund

Reaching Critical Will (WILPF)

View the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship archives to read entries from previous years.