Diversity Scholarship Fund

Submitted by Natalie Fitz-Earle on Mon, 2006-07-31 12:35.

Last fall, a bunch of motivated Web of Change participants conceived an idea to create and donate to a scholarship fund for this year’s Web of Change, a fund that would provide travel/tuition scholarships to those who could bring unique geographic, ethnic or cultural perspectives to WOC 2006. Springing from their profound gratitude for the experience and a desire to give something back, the Diversity Scholarship Fund, administered through the Hollyhock Leadership Institute, now holds $1500 CND!

The WOC organizing team will use these funds specifically to award scholarships. By alleviating some economic barriers associated with tuition and travel costs for global leaders and innovators that may not otherwise have been able to attend, the hope is to encourage and expand the range of viewpoints and insight contributing to the great level of discourse that makes Web of Change so special.

If you know of someone that would enrich the group and would like to have them invited next year and nominated for a scholarship, please send information about them to the Web of Change convenors at [email protected], just as you would for anyone you think would be a good addition. Final decisions about distribution of the fund will rest with them.

If you would still like to support this fund please contact [email protected] or call 604-669-4802 ext 229.


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Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Associate, Movement Strategy Centre