Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Emerging Leaders Scholarships for Child Welfare Workers

Joint Council is pleased to announce our second annual Emerging Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship provides financial support for five (5) emerging leaders working in the child welfare field to attend our 2015 child welfare conference, Putting Family First: Family Strengthening to Adoption, in Arlington, VA from June 22 - 24, 2015. More information about the conference can be found here.

Each scholarship covers the registration costs for all three days of the conference, travel to/from the conference and lodging for three nights.  Scholarship recipients will be responsible for expenses including, but not limited to, meals (those not provided at the conference) and incidentals.  
The scholarships are awarded to emerging leaders who best meet the following criteria (please note you need not meet all of the criteria to apply):
    • NGO and/or nonprofit staff members with more than one and less than five years of experience working in child welfare and are affiliated with a nonprofit organization that has an annual budget of less than $3 million.
    • Students seeking their undergrad or post-graduate work in social work, international social work, child welfare, leadership, and other relevant fields;
    • U.S. or foreign government officials responsible for child welfare issues in some way with more than one and less than five years of experience working in child welfare, but whom have demonstrated leadership on issues of child welfare.
    • Have demonstrated leadership ability and potential for growth within their organization and/or the child welfare community.
    • Will enrich the diversity of the sector. Diversity includes but is not limited to age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, geography, and disability.  Special consideration is given to those who are nationals from low and middle-income countries.
    • Would not otherwise be able to attend the 2015 Conference.
Application process:
Click here for the application form.  Please note that in addition to the application, the following must be attached:
-          A current resume
-          A recommendation from a supervisor, faculty/advisor, peer, or board member who can describe your leadership qualities and potential for continued impact (250 word limit).  Please ask him/her to provide contact information. 
Please submit the above by December 1, 2014 at midnight EST to Marie Blum Capizzi at marie.bc@jointcouncil.org.  Please include "Emerging Leaders Scholarship Application" in the subject line of the email. 
Our thanks to our generous sponsors, including the Dave Thomas Foundation for their support of this program.
About Us:
Joint Council on International Children's Services helps orphaned and vulnerable children live in a permanent and safe family by advocating on their behalf, marshaling the resources they need, educating those who serve them and mobilizing those who care. See more information about our organization here.
Questions? Contact Marie Blum Capizzi via email at marie.bc@jointcouncil.org

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