New grant announced as former US secretary of state and first lady received a Doctor of Laws for exceptional public service at home and globally.

The scholarships were announced during an honorary degree ceremony on Wednesday 10 October at the University for the former US Secretary of State, where she was awarded Doctor of Laws (LLD) for her exceptional public service in the US and globally, and for her outstanding contribution to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation will provide two exceptional female students from the US with a scholarship to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights at Queen’s University, which is renowned for research in these fields. 

The award will be offered to one student for the 2019-2020 academic year and to an additional student for the 2020-21 academic year. The selected candidates will receive a full, graduate tuition scholarship to study at the University.

The beautiful Queen's University Belfast.

The beautiful Queen's University Belfast.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Early Career Fellowship will also allow an outstanding early career researcher to work in the fields of conflict transformation; global security and borders; human rights, including women’s rights and children’s rights; international law; international politics; international relations; and, women in politics. The fellow will be accepted for the 2019-20 school year.

“We are delighted that Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton is supporting and lending her name to these scholarships which reflect her own interests and educational journey,” said Professor Adrienne Scullion, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

“We are honored that Queen’s University can carry on this tradition by honoring the legacy and diplomatic accomplishments of Secretary Clinton.”

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