Young Adult Scholarship Application – North America

North American Interfaith Network
Young Adult Scholarship Application
2012 NAINConnect
July 15-18, 2012

Atlanta, GA
Application deadline: April 15, 2012
The North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) offers a unique opportunity to include younger representatives (ages 16-35) in a valuable interfaith encounter during the 2012 NAINConnect in Atlanta, Georgia.  This scholarship recognizes young adults across the continent who are actively engaged in important work at the high school (both state and private schools in Atlanta and other states), college, graduate, and professional level.
If you are passionate about interfaith work, we welcome your energy and enthusiasm and encourage you to apply!  You do not need to be part of a NAIN member organization to apply.  Recipients are selected by the NAIN Young Adult Committee, according to the directives of the NAIN Board of Directors.  See below for complete information about the application process and requirements.
Scholarship recipients will receive:
          A $500 stipend to help cover the cost of registration, housing, travel, and meals.
          A reduced registration fee of $125 for attendance at the summer Connect.
          The option of sharing a hotel room with another scholarship recipient.  We encourage scholarship recipients to take advantage of this opportunity, which will enhance the Connect experience and save money.
Scholarship recipients are required to:
          Be actively engaged at the NAINConnect, attending the majority of the programming.
          Speak on a panel or participate in a workshop at some point during the Connect.  More information will be provided to selected scholarship recipients.
          Write a brief reflective article on their experiences for NAINews.
          Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, or indicate upon applying that they would be attending the Connect unaccompanied so that a chaperone can be assigned accordingly.  Applicants under the age of 18 will also need to complete a health and consent form prior to arrival at the conference.
Application Information:
Date of Birth:
E-mail Address:
Mailing Address:
City/State/Zip Code:
Organizational Affiliation (if applicable):
Religious/Spiritual/Philosophical Identification (optional):
Have you ever attended a NAINConnect?      Yes         No
If yes, what year(s)?    
Have you ever received the Young Adult Scholarship before?                        Yes         No
If yes, what year(s)?    
Are you eligible for the Teja Singh Foundation Scholarship?              Yes         No
(This scholarship is reserved for young adults who identify as Sikh)
Essay – The essay is an integral part of the application and is evaluated with great care by the Young Adult Committee.  The essay should be approximately 750-1,000 words in length and should answer the following questions:
1.      Why is interfaith work important to you?
2.      In what ways do you participate in the interfaith and/or diversity initiatives of your community, campus, or organization? Feel free to attach relevant articles, press releases or other material describing this work, if any.
3.      What to do you hope to gain by attending the 2012 NAINConnect?
Please send completed application forms, along with the essay, as a Word or PDF attachment to Karen Boyett  Hard copies of the application will not be accepted.
All applications are due by Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST.
Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

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