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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO TNWAC — SEPTEMBER 20TH


The Tennessee World Affairs Council

in association with

World Affairs Councils of America

is pleased to announce the

College Student Scholarship Program

2019 National Conference

The 8 Forces Reshaping the Global Economy

Washington, DC

Wednesday, November 6 – Friday, November 8, 2019

Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

The benefits to attending the premier three-day world affairs event – in its fourth decade – include:

  • Expert opinions, timely insights, and audience dialogue about the United States’ role in the world
  • Access to extraordinary speakers, thought leaders, and ambassadors available for local Council programming
  • Bipartisan, diverse, and inclusive perspectives on the issues
  • Visits to think tanks and embassies; networking receptions and dinners
  • Professional development, leadership training, mentoring, and peer-to-peer networking

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 2019 National Conference – The 8 Forces Reshaping the Global Economy – November 6-8 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

The WACA Board, in partnership with The Gambrinus Company and Mr. and Mrs. Carlos and Malú Alvarez, are offering these scholarships in order to fulfill our educational mission and to prepare future leaders for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The Conference promises to be a special occasion for our network of Council leaders, members, friends, and students to engage with many leading policy makers and analysts about critical foreign and trade policy issues and America’s role in the world.

Scholarship Award

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to make the WACA 2019 National Conference available to a very important audience: our promising undergraduate scholars. The scholarship includes registration fees plus $1,000 per student to be used towards travel, lodging, and/or incidentals.

Eligibility & Expectations

  • Please note new policies in 2019: Repeat scholarship applicants are not permitted. Additionally, to broaden the reach and to make it fair for all, the intent of this scholarship is to reach unaffiliated undergraduate students. Current or pending Council interns are not permitted. Scholarships are intended for students in Council communities, not those based in Washington, DC.
  • World Affairs Councils must publicize the WACA scholarship opportunity in a substantial manner to their members and local educational institutions in order to attract the best potential candidates.
  • Each Council executive may nominate one college undergraduate student, 18 years or older, from their local Council communities.
  • High school students, undergraduates studying in Washington, DC, and graduate students are not eligible.
  • The student must submit: the Application Form, his/her resume, and a 1-2 page Letter of Intent.
  • The Council must submit: the Nomination Form and a Letter of Recommendation from the Council head explaining why the student has been selected for consideration for this scholarship.
  • Students who attend the Conference will be expected to blog and post on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) before, during, and after the WACA Conference. The student’s ability to do so should be considered 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 Friday, December 6, 2019.

HOW TO APPLY

1 — TNWAC CAN NOMINATE ONE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANT

2 – YOUR DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR TNWAC NOMINATION IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH

3 — SEND YOUR APPLICATION, RESUME AND A 1-2 PAGE LETTER OF INTENT TO PAT@TNWAC.ORG 

3 – TNWAC WILL INTERVIEW APPLICANTS IN OUR BELMONT UNIVERSITY OFFICE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE BUT NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 24TH.

4 — TNWAC’S SELECTEE WILL BE ADVISED OF THEIR NOMINATION BY TNWAC AND WILL THEN FORWARD THEIR APPLICATION MATERIALS DIRECTLY TO THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCILS OF AMERICA IN WASHINGTON. TNWAC WILL FORWARD THE NOMINATION LETTER SEPARATELY.

5 – TO BE CLEAR ON APPLICATION PROCEDURES CONTACT TNWAC PRESIDENT PATRICK RYAN, EMAIL: PAT@TNWAC.ORG

6 — LINK TO APPLICATION

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 6-8, 2019 in Washington, DC at the Mayflower Hotel. To see a list of confirmed speakers so far, please visit https://www.wacaconference2019.com

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This year’s Conference is titled “The 8 Forces Reshaping the Global Economy.”

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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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2014 WACA National Conference Vali Nasr Paula Dobriansky Keynote Alex Lari

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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