Ruth Hansen Palestine Travel Scholarship
In order to increase knowledge and awareness of Palestine and the Palestinians, NJP offers two kinds of travel scholarships.
The first type of scholarship supports travel to Palestine itself, the second to Palestine related events within the US.
Scholarship are confined to residents of Northfield and the surrounding area. It is hoped that on their return successful applicants will contribute to the work of NJP in a way agreeable to both parties.
1. Palestine Travel: This scholarship helps pay for recipients to enroll in a structured and focused program in the Holy Land and to gain thereby first hand, informed knowledge of the Palestinians and Palestine. There are frequent trips to the area offered by a variety of regional and national agencies. NJP will be happy to advise on such trips and to advise and confer with applicants as they make their choice. Scholarship awards are designed to meet most of the expenses involved.
2. US Travel: Throughout the year there are regular national conferences addressing the Palestinian issue. They are usually one or two days in length and held in major cities. They provide a far more up-to-date and compelling testimony to the Palestinian issue than can be gathered from the usual public news sources. Scholarship awards are designed to meet most of the expenses involved in attending such events.
For questions, and the application form relevant to your interest, please contact NJP either by email or postal mail:
Postal Mail: Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel
PO Box 118
Northfield, MN 55057
The scholarships are named for Ruth Hansen, the senior founding member of NJP, one
who has visited Palestine many times and who has spent much of her life tirelessly
advocating on behalf of the Palestinians.