Jan 6, 2010

Professional Development Fund Scholarships Available

EPIP's Professional Development Fund scholarship applications are due on February 1st, 2010. The PDF scholarships are for people of color to attend skills training and conference opportunities of their choice. Scholarships of up-to-$1000 are available now!

The Professional Development Fund (PDF) was established in 2005 to widen the leadership pipeline and create opportunities for skills development and personal growth of young people of color in foundations. Generously funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, PDF awards promising young practitioners of color with funds of up to $1,000 to access to professional development training and intergenerational learning opportunities, with the intent to diversity and retain people of color within the sector. Since its inception, EPIP’s PDF has awarded 45 young leaders from a diverse range of institutions, geographic locations, backgrounds and roles within the philanthropic field. Since the Fund was established, we have awarded close to $45,000.

In addition to the opportunity to attend a training, national conference or regional gathering of their choice, PDF awardees are convened at a national retreat for additional skills training and personal development support. EPIP believes that growth happens over time and invests resources in deepening PDF awardees’ experiences by providing additional resources and training to increase participants’ success.

For more information and for application forms, please visit www.epip.org.

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