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The Tennessee World Affairs Council
in association with
World Affairs Councils of America
is pleased to announce the
2014 National Conference College Student Scholarship Program
Wednesday, November 5 – Friday, November 7, 2014
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 5-7, 2014 in Washington, DC at the Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel. To see a list of confirmed speakers so far, please visit www.worldaffairscouncils.org
The 2014 National Conference Agenda will examine: China, the U.S., and Asia; Russia/Eurasia; Cybersecurity; Future of Education; Youth, Jobs, and Social Unrest; Food and Water; Global Economic Realignment; Future of Energy; Africa; and Climate Change.
In addition to the daily keynotes and panels the conference attendees will be invited to a foreign embassy reception from among: the Embassy of Mexico, the Norwegian Embassy and the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore.
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 in a college in Tennessee.
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 IN LATE SEPTEMBER.
In a separate Word document, please submit answers to the questions below by September 5, 2014 to PatRyan@TNWAC.org . Submissions should be no longer than 5 pages.
1. Name and Date of Birth:
Major/Course of Study:
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
SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL TO PATRYAN@TNWAC.ORG
NOT LATER THAN 4pm CDT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
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.