National Conference Scholarships for Students, Young Professionals – Time Sensitive

ANNOUNCEMENT

FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY – ACT NOW!

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is pleased to announce a program to send students and young professionals to the 2010 World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC, November 4-5, 2010. The National Board of WACA is offering 25 scholarships to cover registration fees ($525) and a $1000 award to cover transportation and lodging.

ABOUT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
“US Foreign Policy: Into the Next Decade”
Thursday/Friday, November 4-5, 2010
Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

“As 2010 comes to a close and we look ahead to the next decade, the United States faces dramatic and dynamic changes of historic proportion. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to be a part of the national dialogue on the critical national security challenges before us.”

The world class lineup of panelists and keynote speakers is listed in the full conference agenda:
http://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/images/insert/2010.Agenda.pdf
Includes Thursday evening reception at Embassies of India, Kazakhstan or Poland.

ELIGIBILITY
Young professionals under the age of 30 years old or students, 18 years or older. Living/working/studying in the State of Tennessee. Agree to write a “trip report” for use by the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

APPLICATIONS

DUE BY 8:00PM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
(WACA is processing nominations on a first come, first served basis.)

1. Name/Mailing Address/Email/Best Contact Phone Number/State of Permanent Residence
2. Students:
– Institution
– Major/Degree
– Year of Study
– Name/Contact Info for two references
or
Young Professionals:
– Organization Name/Location/Focus
– Position Name/Time in Position
– Education Background
– Name/Contact Info for two references
3. Nature of your interest in world affairs (not more than 100 words)
4. What benefit will you gain by attending the WACA National Conference? What is the payoff in your academic/professional life? (not more than 100 words)
5. Indicate your willingness to support the work of the Tennessee World Affairs Council in the future (i.e. organize/mentor/coach a high school Academic WorldQuest team; volunteer with the Council staff; organize a “Great Decisions” discussion group, etc.).

SUBMIT – your application by email to < PatRyan@TNWAC.org > not later than 8pm, Thursday, October 7.

TN WAC Nominees will be selected by noon Friday, October 8 and have their names submitted to WACA for selection consideration.
Note: The conference hotel, the prestigious Mayflower Hotel in Washington, is offering a significant room discount for attendees that expires October 13.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Pat Ryan, President, TNWAC
(931)261-2353
Email: PatRyan@TNWAC.org

NOT ELIGIBLE / NOT PICKED FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP? Plan to go to the National Conference anyway. Visit the WACA web site for registration information. HERE

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit educational charity (501c3). Its mission: 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.

The Council seeks your support as a donor or volunteer. For information on how you can help contact PatRyan@TNWAC.org