Cooper-McElvaney Fellowship

Cooper-McElvaney Peace and Justice Fellowship, Explore service work or research in peace and justice, Work with a mentor


The aim of the Cooper-McElvaney Peace & Justice Fellowship is to encourage students to do service work and/or research in the areas of peace and justice, locally and globally. The Fellowship provides opportunities for students at SMU to pursue their passions while integrating the desire for a just and peace-filled world.

The Fellowship is a 6-week service-based learning experience designed to allow students to work for peace and justice with a faith-based organization in their chosen field. Each Fellow will be matched with a mentor who is involved in peace and justice work and will provide advice and model a life of peace and justice integrated with one’s career.

Undergraduate and graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 are welcome to apply. The application includes: a brief bio, project proposal, letter of support from sponsoring organization, and faculty/staff recommendation.


Applications will open March 4, 2024 and close April 30, 2024.


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