Scholarship Submission Form (Round 1 Proposal)

Below is a 6-part form for your proposal that includes the following questions:

  • Part 1: Personal information
  • Part 2: Phase 1 questions
    • “Go to where the people are:” Tell us your community’s story and the issue you’ve observed (300 words or less).
    • “Start with what you know and build on what you have:” Tell us how your background and strengths will help you to successfully address this issue (300 words or less)
  • Part 3: Phase 2 questions
    • List 5 questions you have considered as you have pondered and researched your community’s issue.
    • “Be profoundly inclusive:” Tell us about how your line of questioning has led you to consider the needs of all the different people affected by your issue. (300 words or less)
  • Part 4: Phase 3 questions
    • “Keep the community at the center of the work:” Explain how your research has led you to better understand your community’s issue (300 words or less)
    • List 5 sources of research you have conducted (Interviews, articles, videos, data, etc. Please include specific links wherever possible.)
  • Part 5: Phase 4 questions
    • Explain your possible solution to address the issue in your community (300 words or less)
    • Read about the Ford Institute’s 3 focus areas for funding (Increasing Connections, Building Capacity, and Taking Community-led action): pgs 2-3 of Which area would your project center on and why? (300 words or less)
  • Part 6: Agreements & if you’ve collaborated with a community organization, this is where you’ll enter the name of the organization and contact info for a supervisor there for us to verify that you have been the primary planner/executor of your project.

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