Student Award for the Health and Dignity of Women
Scholarship Type General
Scholarship Status Sourcing
Date Posted Monday, 09 February 2009
Location New York
Company Information Americans for UNFPA
370 Lexington Avenue,
Suite 702
New York, 10017
Scholarship Description The Student Award for the Health and Dignity of Women will recognize one student who demonstrates commitment to women’s health and/or the promotion of rights of women.

The winner will:

1. Travel with Americans for UNFPA staff for five days (approximately) in July 2009 to visit field programs and meet one of the 2009 Americans for UNFPA International Honorees to increase your global understanding of the health and rights of women.

2. Guest-blog on a leading publication website and about trip, and participate in media interviews.

3. Lobby your Representatives in Congress about your trip and the need for U.S. support for UNFPA.

4. Host an on-campus awareness-building event about global women’s health and dignity in the year after you return from your trip. Americans for UNFPA staff will work with you to help prepare for this event and for your lobby visits to local elected officials.
Qualifications CRITERIA
The award winner must be a full-time, non-graduating, undergraduate student in the United States with a demonstrated interest and commitment to improving her contribution to the health and rights of women. The awardee must be eligible to vote in the United States. Applicants should:
- Hope to improve the ways that government agencies, non-profit organizations, or educational institutions support the health and dignity of women;
- Have community service or extra curricular experiences that demonstrate an interest in collaboration, activism, leadership and/or global change; and
- Be a culturally sensitive, open-minded, team player with values consistent with UNFPA’s mission;
Short essays, reference info and resume must be received by March 9, 2009 at noon. The contest winner will be announced on March 31, 2009.
Send application and essays to:
Or to Americans for UNFPA Student Award, 370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 702, NY, NY 10017.
Americans for UNFPA will cull the nominations to the 12 most inspiring essays. A selection committee of individuals with expertise in the health and rights of women will select the winner from this pool. For the latest details on the contest visit or our page on Facebook.

1. Discuss why the American people and our government should support UNFPA in its mission to improve the health and rights of women around the world. (300-500 words).

2. Discuss how you personally hope to play a role in improving the rights and health of women worldwide, and how experiencing UNFPA programs firsthand would make you a better advocate than you currently are. (300-500 words).
Email Application To
Contact Info Jesse Laymon
Contact Phone: 646-649-9109
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