Center for Nonviolence Institutes Scholarship Program

Center for Nonviolence Institutes Scholarship Program

2/16/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Center for Nonviolence has instituted a Scholarship Program that will begin in the fall of 2015 and the center is taking applications now for its first cohort.

“At ACN, we've always been committed to helping build the next generation of peacemakers,” said Craig Hovey, executive director of the center. “With our new scholars program, we're really taking this commitment to a new level.”

Hovey said the purpose of the ACN Scholar Program is to enrich a student’s knowledge of nonviolence, skill for leadership and opportunities for peace-related experiences. “Whether they are in or out of the classroom, scholars will be equipped to make a difference for peace in our world,” Hovey said.

Students in the ACN Scholar Program will receive a $1,000 renewable, merit-based scholarship per year. Scholars may be in any major course of study at Ashland University, but will be pursuing a minor in ethics (requiring five classes).

“In their first year at AU, scholars live and learn together as a cohort,” Hovey explained. “In all years, scholars receive individualized academic advising and VIP engagements with ACN speakers on a variety of topics related to nonviolence.”

Those who are interested in the scholarship program can apply at or contact the Ashland Center for Nonviolence at 419.289.5313 or

Emily, a sophomore at AU and an ACN intern, talked about the work of the center. “Ever since I’ve been a part of this wonderful organization, I have seen just how much it does,” she said. “I love how great the Ashland Center for Nonviolence is at getting students like myself, as well as the diverse community of Ashland, involved in its work and events. ACN has helped me channel my passion for seeking peace.”

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###