Application Deadline: Women's Travel Club Scholarship

All Day
on Friday, January 31, 2014
Location:
Women’s Travel Club Scholarship Committee, 2 Tabor Hill Road, Lincoln, Ma. 01773
The Women’s Travel Club (WTC) is an organization that five Boston women established in 1934 “to promote intelligent travel and exploration by women” and “to provide help to other women travelers.” Today, the WTC has nearly 100 members in the Greater Boston area. Every other year the Club awards Travel Scholarships to two women for whom travel is critical for their professional goals. The Club will award two Travel Scholarships in April 2014. Each Scholarship will be $4,000.

Eligibility
The Club selects candidates on the basis of the compelling nature of their projects. There are no restrictions with regard to the destination or the age of the applicant. Recent Travel Scholars have included a Japanese/American sculptor who accompanied her work for exhibition in Japan where she lectured, studied traditional Japanese woodcarving and conducted workshops for children, and an entrepreneur whose global work in women’s development included developing a project using mobile phones to empower Kenyan village craftswomen to market their products.

Applications
There is no formal application material. Instead, each applicant should submit to the Committee Chair by email (denbien@aol.com, or by regular mail to the address above):
• A one-page proposal that includes a budget and, if it is larger than $4,000, proof of additional funding.
• A one-page account of personal background and travel interest. Exhibits may be included.
• Two supporting letters, mailed directly to the Committee Chair.

Applications for a 2014 Travel Scholarship should be sent to the WTC Travel Scholarship Committee Chair (see below). They must be received no later than January 31, 2014. In February the Committee will review the applications, in March it will interview the finalists, and soon afterward it will make its decisions. The two Scholars selected will meet WTC members at the Club’s May 2014 meeting. Also, each Scholar will be required to sign an agreement to give a brief presentation about her completed project, with slides if appropriate, at a WTC meeting in the spring of 2015.