National Conference (Washington/Nov 11-13) Scholarship – 2015

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The Tennessee World Affairs Council

in association with

World Affairs Councils of America

is pleased to announce the

2015 National Conference College Student Scholarship Program

Washington, DC

Wednesday, November 11 – Friday, November 13, 2015

The Fairfax at Embassy Row

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 11-13, 2015 in Washington, DC at the Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel. To see a list of confirmed speakers so far, please visit www.worldaffairscouncils.org

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This year’s Conference, Leading America: Foreign Policy Challenges and the 2016 Election, will provide original and essential insights. Keynote speakers and relevant panel discussions – on the Middle East, great power rivals Russia and China, the global economy, energy, and transnational challenges from cyber to migration – will frame the foreign policy agenda for candidates. Council programs in 2016 will be enriched by the policy conversations and networking that take place here.

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 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 will be December 15, 2015.

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 NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 7, 2015.

APPLICATION INFO:

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:
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

2014 WACA National Conference Vali Nasr Paula Dobriansky Keynote Alex Lari

 

SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL TO PATRYAN@TNWAC.ORG

NOT LATER THAN 4pm CDT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

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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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