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Harrop and Ruth Freeman Prize in Peace Studies

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Application Deadline: March 14, 2022

The Freeman Prize is awarded annually in the spring to a Cornell graduating senior. The Freemans established the prize to offer recognition and encouragement to Cornell undergraduate students actively engaged in promoting peace and to encourage continued work or education in the field of peace studies.

In 1984, the Harrop and Ruth Freeman Prize was established to honor Ruth Freeman, the first woman on the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences. Ruth died in April 1988 and Harrop in October 1993. A bequest from the Freemans ensures that future Cornell students will be recognized for their achievements and continuing work in peace activities.

Learn about last year's winner of the 2021 Freeman Prize.


You must be Cornell graduating senior who has demonstrated a commitment to working for world peace. Preference will be given to students who plan to work in peace-related organizations, but students who are going on to graduate work in the field are also eligible for consideration



How to Apply

Apply online:

  • Include a brief (200–500 words) statement of purpose.

  • Identify and ask your advisor or a faculty member who knows your work well to provide a letter of recommendation. They will be asked to submit a letter in the online application.
  • Ask the registrar to send an e-transcript for you to

Additional Information

Funding Type

  • Award


  • Student