PACEM IN TERRIS STUDENTS
Pacem In Terris is the only program in the United States to provide full scholarship support for
tuition, room and board for promising young students from conflict and post-conflict areas of the
The program began in September of 1993, when 24 college-age men and women from Albania, Serbia,
Croatia, Bosnia, and Macedonia were selected from a field of hundreds of prospective candidates to
be the first Pacem In Terris students.
Since that time, thanks to the generosity of the College and its partners, more than 300 students
from 27 such countries have received full scholarships to the Pacem In Terris program.
Of those, 55 graduates have now returned to their homelands where they are putting the professional
skills, democratic values, and human compassion they developed through Pacem In Terris into practice
in Bosnia, Macedonia, Croatia, Haiti, and Rwanda, running government offices and businesses,
teaching children, providing medical care, and reporting the news. (
see "Pacem In Terris Alumni"
Likewise during that time, thousands of American students also have entered adult society with a
broader perspective and understanding of world cultures because of their experience in the Pacem In
In the future, La Roche College hopes to acquire the necessary support to expand the number of full
Pacem In Terris scholarships and to attract additional students to the program through a newly added
partial scholarship program.
Business leaders, government ministries, and academic authorities all may play a role in
recommending students for the Pacem In Terris program (
see "Selection and Application Process"
Students are selected for either the fully funded "Pacem In Terris Scholars" or the
partial-scholarship "Pacem In Terris Associates" program based on specific admissions criteria,
which includes demonstrated levels of:
Once on campus, Pacem In Terris students receive a number of specially designed support services to
help them make the transition to American life (
see "Student Services"
personal commitment to improve the quality of life in their homelands.