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Announcing USFWC Member Conference Scholarships
The USFWC will offer 4 scholarships of $250 each to members of USFWC member workplaces to attend the national worker cooperative conference this year. These scholarships are intended for people who are interested in getting more involved in worker cooperative organizing and support at a local, regional or national level.
This scholarship has two purposes:
- To strengthen the USFWC by supporting the involvement of potential leaders
- To support our member workplaces in sending their members to conferences and events
Applicants must complete the Scholarship Application. (Also available by email upon request.) It is also recommended that applicants enlist the support of their workplace in covering costs for the conference (as appropriate to the size and capacity of the workplace), and such support will be taken into account in the application process.
Applicant must be a member of a USFWC member workplace. Women, transpeople, people of color, and members of identity groups not currently represented in the USFWC’s leadership are strongly encouraged to apply. Committee members will evaluate applicants on the strength of their applications, taking into account such qualities as: commitment to and knowledge about worker cooperatives, leadership potential, experience, and workplace support.
Guidelines for Use
Recipients will be required to use scholarship money to cover registration and travel costs for the conference.** Recipients will be required to attend the USFWC membership meeting during the conference. They may also be asked to serve as “listeners” during the conference. “Listeners” take notes throughout and share their observations with the group at the end of the event. Recipients are also required to complete a brief survey at the end of the program.
Deadline for Applications: April 12, 2012
Decisions from USFWC will be announced by April 23. Deadline for recipients to accept the scholarship is April 30.
**Scholarship will be awarded to the individual, not the organization. In the event that the awardee is not able to use the scholarship, it cannot be automatically transferred to another individual. The committee may re-award money at its discretion.