Scholarships for Students

orzeck-thumbThe Lida Orzeck Endowed Scholarship supports doctoral degree students in the Social-Organizational Psychology Program. Preference is given to students conducting research in conflict resolution and/or who express an interest in the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution.

Roy Lewicki (Ph.D. ’69The Roy and Deborah Lewicki Scholarship Fund supports doctoral degree students in the Social-Organizational Psychology Program. The scholarship honors TC Professor Emeritus Morton Deutsch, and will be awarded to students conducting research in the field of conflict resolution or social justice, with a preference for those focusing their research in the greater New York area.

Morton DeutschThe late Morton Deutsch launched the field of conflict resolution during the Cold War, on the premise that cooperation brings opponents to a common ground, while competition undermines trust. Deutsch believed that while humans may continue to engage in violence and war, such conflict is not inevitable. The Morton Deutsch Endowed Fellowship Fund provides ongoing support for students in TC’s Social and Organizational Psychology program who are studying conflict resolution.

James L. WilliamsThe James L. Williams Endowed Fellowship Fund provides support for students who are studying conflict resolution at the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University. The fellowship honors the late James L. Williams, a long-time associate of the MD-ICCCR. James previously served as co-Associate-Director of the Center and was a beloved and innovative instructor, establishing or contributing to the development of several of the Center’s early courses in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. James was also a highly respected consultant, working with educational institutions, businesses and other non-profit organizations on issues of leadership, diversity, conflict and change. His impact on the Center was foundational and formative.

Lida Orzeck Endowed Scholarship:

Lan Hoàng Phan is an incoming doctoral student of the Social-Organizational Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds a B.A. in Human Development & Social Relations and Global Management from Earlham College. Having worked in six different countries, she focuses her research on the role of multiculturalism, solidarity, and informal power in conflict resolution.


Roy and Deborah Lewicki Scholarship

Asha Nicole Gipson (she/her/hers) is an artist, entrepreneur, and social-organizational scholar born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and raised in San Diego, California. Her current research interests include understanding the contextual and situational factors that influence negotiation, leadership development, and entrepreneurial behavior. Asha is the co-founder of Blaxtar Essentials, an international consumer goods company specializing in the creation and production of handmade products. In addition to running a multi-national business in Ghana and the United States, Asha is an avid writer, editor, and executive coach, specializing in the unique experiences and challenges of traditionally marginalized women and men of color.  


Morton Deutsch Endowed Fellowship

Allegra Chen-Carrel is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Organizational Psychology at Columbia University Teachers College where her research focuses on the intersection of social justice and conflict resolution. Her research currently centers around how people respond to tension and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion within their workplaces. She also works as a Program Manager for the Sustaining Peace Project at the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity. She holds a M.A. in Global Thought From Columbia University, and a M.A. in Immigration Management from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain. Previously, she worked for community organizations in New York City and in the Dominican Republic.

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