Reflecting the scale of the Pearson Family’s landmark gift, The Pearson Institute will fund a select group of distinguished professional and doctoral students based on their interest in the causes and consequences of global conflicts and their individual potential for impact.

The Pearson Fellows Program

The Pearson Fellows Program is open to master of public policy (MPP) students at Harris Public Policy. Fellows are selected based on a student’s leadership, academic aptitude, and dedication to global conflict resolution through demonstrated experience and/or course work. Evaluation also includes a student’s grade point average and GRE score, which may be supplemented by fieldwork directly related to conflict resolution. Awards may vary based on overall qualifications.

Prospective Pearson Fellows can apply for the Pearson Fellowship as part of the application process to Harris Public Policy.

The Pearson Scholars Program

The Pearson Scholars Program is open to PhD students at Harris Public Policy. Scholars are selected based on leadership, academic aptitude, and proven dedication to global conflict resolution through course work and experience. Evaluation includes grade point average, GRE score, work experience, and referrals to ensure a strong candidate dedicated to conflict resolution.

Prospective Pearson Scholars can declare their interest during the application process to Harris Public Policy. Awards may vary based on overall qualifications.

Reluctant to Leave Home.

SINJAR DISTRICT, IRAQ - 2015: Zina, 18, breastfeeds her eight-month-old son Beewar while sheltering in an abandoned house on Sinjar mountain. Beewar means “without home” in Kurdish. When ISIS attacked her village in southern Sinjar, she fled her home and escaped to the mountain. Since then Zina, her mother Guzi, and other family members, have been living on the mountain surviving without sufficient food or water. In January 2015, Zina's husband Ali was killed by ISIS while hiding on the northern part of Sinjar mountain. Soon after Kurdish forces took back the area. She says: “I don't want to leave Sinjar because this is my home, and this is where my husband is sleeping.”

PANOS / Noriko Hayashi