Program requirements

Caux scholars

  • Completed at least 3 years of a 4-year under graduate degree (many scholars are graduate students and some have began their professional careers).
  • High academic achievements (transcripts and two letter or references required).
  • The program is open to all majors, but academic experiences, skills and competencies that are directly relevant to Peace and Conflict Resolution will be considered heavily in the selection process.
  • Public or community service experience
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Interest in the ethical dimensions of world affairs
  • Openness to a multi-cultural learning experience
  • Foreign language a plus

For more information or questions please email Jitka Hromek-Vaitla, the Program Director

Application Process

The application process for the 2018 Caux Scholars Program in Caux is now open. Please click here to access the application.


Please apply early. Applications will be considered in the order that they arrive.

In order to have a complete application file for the Caux Scholars Program, we must receive the items listed above. Your application file will not be considered for admission until it is complete.

Complete online application: please ensure that you fully answer all essay and financial questions in the online application.


Letter of recommendation: supply two (2) written references, including at least one academic reference. These written references may be mailed directly to us in a sealed envelope or sent via email.
Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of $25 is required for a complete application file to be considered for admission. This fee can also be paid through PayPal.

To pay by check or money order:
Make the check out to “CSP” and put your first and last name in the memo line. Mail payment to the following address:
Initiatives of Change USA
2201 W Broad St #200, Richmond, VA 23220

Scholarships information

CSP offers ONE alumni scholarship per year. Eligibility and requirements are described on our website

Through fundraising efforts, CSP offers merit-based and need-based scholarships that are given to scholars who have made important community contributions and who demonstrate leadership skills and a clear commitment to furthering the mission and values of CSP and Initiatives of Change in their chosen professional field.

The Admissions Committee will review the files starting shortly after the deadline. Prospective candidates will be contacted for interviews.