National Conference Scholarships

The Tennessee World Affairs Council

in association with

World Affairs Councils of America

is pleased to announce the

2016 National Conference College Student Scholarship Program

Washington, DC

Wednesday, November 16 – Friday, November 18, 2018

Capital Hilton, Washington, DC

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 Colleen Ryan, the 2014 TNWAC Scholarship Student, about her experience at the conference.
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Click on the image to hear from Meredith Kilburn, 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 9, 2016.

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 5, 2016 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

2014 WACA National Conference Vali Nasr Paula Dobriansky Keynote Alex Lari

 

SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL TO PATRYAN@TNWAC.ORG

NOT LATER THAN 5pm CDT, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016

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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 Tennessee World Affairs Council is: To promote, on a non-partisan basis, understanding of important international issues, throughout the community and with a special focus on the region’s schools.

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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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