How can I receive funding?
PLEN offers need-based scholarship to outstanding college women for each of our seminar. Find our more below:
- Women, Law & Legal Advocacy – November 2013
- Science and Health Policy: Critical Issues – January 2014
- Women’s Leadership in Public Policy – January 2014
- Unlocking Nonprofits: Innovations and Careers – March 2014
- Leveraging Communication, Social Media & Technology for Policy Making – March 2014
- Women & Policy in the Global Community – May 2014
Wilson College Scholarship
With the support of Dr. Barbara A. Shailor, scholarships for Wilson College women who wish to attend a PLEN seminar are available for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. Download an application for more information.
Texas Woman’s University Scholarship
With the support of TWU and PLEN alumnae, scholarships for Texas Woman’s University students who wish to attend a PLEN seminar are available for PLEN seminars taking place in January and May 2014. Download an application for more information.
Where else can I look for possible funding?
All materials developed by PLEN Ambassadors
College women who want to attend a PLEN seminar have successfully applied for and received funding from their academic institutions and other organizations by writing and pitching a proposal for funding. We have developed these sample materials for students to use as they begin their funding search.
A proposal is a brief statement expressing your interest in the PLEN program you wish to attend, and an integral part of applying for funding through your school. It is also important to know how to “pitch” a Funding Proposal to a potential sponsor. Here are some pointers on how to make your pitch to attend a PLEN seminar successful. See below for examples of successful proposals from PLEN alumna.
Knowing your budget is important to both you and your funder. By drafting a concise and clear budget, you will inform your funder where their money will be going. Make sure you include things like airfare, food, and lodging, and the total amount of expenses.