The Kloeck-Jenson Endowment for Peace and Justice was created to honor the memory of Scott Kloeck-Jenson, his wife Barbara, and their two children, Zoe and Noah. This award provides funding to support students pursuing an academic internship related to peace and justice issues. More specifically, students are encouraged to engage in activity that addresses the causes and impact of economic, political and social injustice and violence. The Kloeck-Jenson Endowment for Peace and Justice also sponsors on-campus speakers dealing with peace and justice issues.
Following graduation from St. Olaf College in 1987, Scott served in the Peace Corps in Lesotho, Africa, and later became the head of the University of Wisconsin’s Land Tenure Center program in Mozambique helping African policymakers develop a democratic system for land use. On June 23, 1999, while on vacation in South Africa, Scott and his family were killed in a tragic automobile accident. The Kloeck-Jenson Endowment for Peace and Justice also sponsors on-campus speakers dealing with peace and justice issues, and provides ongoing support for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.