Events and Opportunities

Muhammad Ali Scholar Program - applications due February 14

The Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice advances the work, study, and practice of peacebuilding, social justice, and violence prevention through innovative educational programs, training, service, and research. Our work is inspired by Muhammad Ali’s courage, passion, and conviction as well as his legacy as a transformational humanitarian and courageous warrior for freedom, justice, and equality. We are dedicated to preparing future leaders to be agents of change in their communities and are able to do this through our Muhammad Ali Scholars Program.

This unique two-year undergraduate scholarship combines leadership development, academic research, and community engaged service focused on social justice, violence prevention, and peace building. Students conduct research and learn first-hand from social justice organizations. A transformational international experience explores justice issues in a different cultural, political, social, and economic context, and examines how young leaders promote change in their countries. Students also work collectively on a social change project in partnership with a local organization. Students graduate from the program with a values based model of leadership to address justice issues in their home communities, and ultimately their nations and the world. UofL’s Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice is accepting Muhammad Ali Scholar Program applications for the 2021-2023 cohort using UofL’s Engage Platform (students can access the application here). This scholarship is available to any full-time student who can commit to the two-year Muhammad Ali Scholar Program. This unique program combines leadership development, research expertise, and service for social change. 

Here are the key dates:

  • February 14, 2021 – final date to apply on the Engage Platform.
  • February 19, 2021 – group interviews will be hosted.
  • February 25, 2021 – selection announced of the 2021-2023 Muhammad Ali Scholars Cohort

For more information, please contact Ashleigh Hazley, Assistant Director of UofL’s Muhammad Ali Institute at

Keep an eye out for more Political Science events and opportunities coming soon!