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SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT- CREATING CHANGE CONFERENCE 2012


SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT- CREATING CHANGE CONFERENCE 2012
Baltimore, Maryland
January 25- 29th

APPLICATIONS DUE BY:

Thursday, December 29, 2011 by 5pm EST

Once again, the Network for LGBT Health Equity is looking to send a few fellow advocates to participate in another great training, networking, and skill building opportunity. We are currently offering one Scholarship to the 2012 Creating Change Conference.

What is Creating Change?

Creating Change is the one and only time each year that more than 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates from every corner of the country converge to strategize, socialize and mobilize for LGBT equality. It features top-level trainings, workshops, networking sessions and action-planning with our movement’s best thinkers and brightest innovators — oh yeah, and there’s tons of opportunities for socializing, meeting up with old friends and making lots of new ones!  For more conference details you can go to http://www.creatingchange.org/.

So, if you are working on, or advocating for LGBT tobacco control and health equity issues, we want you to apply for a scholarship and join us this year at Creating Change!

Scholarships will cover: airfare, ground transport, conference registration and double occupancy hotel for four nights, & per diem reimbursement.

Please Note: If you are selected by our Scholarship Committee to attend the conference you will be asked to be involved with Network Actions (handing out flyers, getting signatures, etc.) and to represent the Network. We will be asking scholarship recipients to create blogs, tweets, videos etc. that can be uploaded to our social networking sites to document the conference.

Application details:

Applications are due by Thursday, December 29th by 5pm EST.

Folks from ANY background, education and skill-levels are encouraged to apply.

Applications will only be accepted by email at lgbthealthequity@gmail.com

Please ensure the subject line reads: Creating Change Scholarship

To apply, please email BRIEF responses to the following questions:

1) Briefly describe why you want to go, and what you are hoping to get out of the conference.

2) Briefly describe what your involvement has been in tobacco control and LGBT Health Equity.

3) Briefly describe your experience using social media, especially writing blogs, and/or with promoting news through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

4) Please let us know whether you are comfortable posting 2-4 blog entries per day while at the conference, representing the Network and have your own computer with wireless connection.

5) Briefly describe if you are from of an underserved population (transgender, person of color, low-income, etc)

6) Include where you would be coming from?

7) List whether you would need a Full or Partial scholarship?
(Please mark with an X if you are applying for Full Scholarship or Partial Scholarship)
If you choose partial scholarship, please mark with an X what funding categories you will be applying for.

___ Full Scholarship (Airfare, Hotel, Ground Transportation, Meals, Registration)

OR

Partial Scholarship
___ Airfare
___ Food/Per Diem
___ Ground Transportation
___ Hotel (4 nights)

___ Registration

Applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made no later than Friday, December 30th. If you have any questions please contact lgbthealthequity@gmail.com.

If you already plan on attending the conference we want to know! Shoot us an email so we can meet up with you in Baltimore! See you there!!!

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