World Affairs National Conference Scholarship 2017

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The Tennessee World Affairs Council

in association with

World Affairs Councils of America

is pleased to announce the

2017 National Conference – The Future of American Leadership

College Student Scholarship Program

Washington, DC

Wednesday, November 15 – Friday, November 17, 2017

Capital Hilton, Washington, DC

2017 National Conference – The Future of American Leadership

Note from the World Affairs Councils of America

The National Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce that WACA will offer 25 scholarships for undergraduate students from the Council network to attend our 2017 National Conference – The Future of American Leadership – November 15-17 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.
The WACA Board, in partnership with The Gambrinus Company and Mr. Carlos Alvarez,  is offering these scholarships in order to fulfill our educational mission and to prepare future leaders for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. This year’s WACA Conference promises to be a special opportunity for our network of Council leaders, members, friends, and students to engage with many leading policy makers and analysts about critical national security issues and America’s role in the world.
SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS:
WACA will provide a scholarship check of $1,000 per selected student, made out to the Council, to help cover travel, lodging, and other expenses for the scholarship winner.
  • Each Council executive may nominate one college undergraduate student, 18 years or older. High school and graduate students are not eligible.
  • Students who attend the Conference will be expected to blog and post on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) before, during, and after the WACA Conference. The student’s ability to do so should be taken into consideration by Councils during the nomination process.
  • Students who attend the Conference will be required to submit a two-page report on their experience. The deadline to do so is December 8, 2017.
  • Nominated students will be reviewed by the National Office in consultation with the WACA National Board of Directors. Selections will be announced as early as Monday, October 16, 2017.
  • The National Office will confirm the selected undergraduates to their Councils and will register these participants for the Conference.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Held annually for over two decades, the National Conference engages our leading policy-makers and leaders in a discussion of the critical issues facing the nation. The conference will be held November 16-18, 2016 in Washington, DC at the Capital Hilton. To see a list of confirmed speakers so far, please visit www.worldaffairscouncils.org.  Conference agenda: LINK

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This year’s Conference is titled America and Global Megatrends.

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Click on the image to hear from Ali Humbrecht of Belmont University, the 2016 TNWAC Scholarship Student, about her experience at the conference.

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Click on the image to hear from Colleen Ryan of the University of Tennessee, the 2014 TNWAC Scholarship Student, about her experience at the conference.
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Click on the image to hear from Meredith Kilburn of Lipscomb University, the 2015 TNWAC Scholarship Student, about her experience at the conference.

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COLLEGE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The scholarship, offered by the National Board of the World Affairs Councils of America, includes the registration fee (worth about $500) and $1000 per student to be used towards travel, lodging and/or incidentals.

To apply, applicants must be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in a college in Tennessee.

  • Students who attend the conference will be expected to blog and post on social media (twitter, facebook, Instagram, etc.) before, during, and after the National Conference. The student’s ability to do will be taken into consideration by Councils during the nomination process.
  • Students who attend the Conference will be required to submit a two-page report on their experience. The deadline to do so will be December 8, 2017.

THE TENNESSEE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL CAN NOMINATE ONE STUDENT FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP. THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCILS OF AMERICA WILL CHOSE THE WINNERS AND MAKE NOTIFICATIONS.

APPLICATION INFO:

In a separate Word document, please submit answers to the questions below by October 10, 2017 to PatRyan@TNWAC.org . Submissions should be no longer than 5 pages.

1. Name and Date of Birth:
University/College:
Major/Course of Study:
Anticipated Graduation:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
Mailing Address:

2. Why should you be selected as a scholarship recipient? Please include examples of each of the following:

A. Academic Interest in International Affairs:
B. Extracurricular Activities in International Affairs:
C. Leadership Qualities and Potential:
D. Travel Experience:
E. Career Aspirations:
F. Involvement with the Tennessee World Affairs Council:
G. How will you be involved with the Tennessee World Affairs Council after the National Conference:
H. Other qualities that demonstrate that you are an exceptional candidate and would make a great addition to the National Conference:

3. Name/Email/Phone for one person familiar with your academic performance who can be contacted as a reference.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS contact PatRyan@TNWAC.org OR Call 931-261-2353

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SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL TO PATRYAN@TNWAC.ORG

NOT LATER THAN 5pm CDT, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017

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The World Affairs Councils of America is the largest non-profit grassroots organization in the United States dedicated to educating and engaging Americans on global issues with nearly 100 councils across 40 states reaching more than half a million people a year. (More Info)

The mission of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.

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The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org 

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