Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship

In its eleventh consecutive year in 2019, 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 question for Oregon high school 11th and 12th grade students to answer this year is: "How can you work against systemic racism to help make our world more healthy and peaceful?"

The submission deadline (Monday, March 4th) for the 2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship has passed. Our sincere appreciation to all of the students who entered and everyone who helped us spread the word. Our panel of judges will be reviewing the submissions and we will be reaching out to all students who entered in early April. 

2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony

We hope that you will join us, the high school student winners of our 2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, and our keynote speaker Dr. Brian Gibbs, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at Oregon Health & Science University, for an evening of poetry, prose, reflection, and engagement on systemic racism, health, and peace.

Friday, April 26th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Celebration Tabernacle Church (
8131 North Denver Avenue in Portland)

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