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Ford Motor Company объявляет конкурс по Программе международных стипендий на 2007 год

Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y is accepting applications for the 2007 program.


Applications must be postmarked, faxed, or emailed by June 30, 2006 to be considered.

For the 2007 program, applicants must be citizens and residents of the following countries:

  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Israel
  • Northern Ireland
  • Russian Federation
  • Senegal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan

This annual fellowship is funded by the Ford Motor Company and organized by the 92nd Street Y to provide education and support to community leaders engaged in the nonprofit sector. To date, 137 individuals from 36 countries have received the Ford Fellowship, which is now in its seventh year.

A successful applicant must demonstrate that he or she:

  • is a community leader engaged in the nonprofit sector, either professionally or as a volunteer;
  • is successfully addressing issues that affect the community’s well-being;
  • and would benefit from an intensive two-and-a-half-week nonprofit management training course in New York.

Previous Ford Fellows include:

  • a South African AIDS educator;
  • the president of a Jewish aid society facilitating Bosnia-Herzegovina’s transition to democracy;
  • a sustainable development expert from Zimbabwe;
  • the founder of an Indian organization that educates women and children working in the silk industry;
  • and an Indonesian advocate for ethnic minorities.

The residency takes place June 1-June 20, 2007 in New York City. Airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction, and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship, and participants receive a small stipend upon arrival.

During the intensive two-and-a-half-week residency, Ford Fellows take classes in areas including nonprofit management strategy and leadership training at Columbia University’s Picker Center for Executive Education. The academic curriculum is complemented by visits to model nonprofits in New York City and meetings with academic, business, and government leaders. The experience is enhanced by Fellows’ residency at the 92nd Street Y, a community and cultural center founded in 1874 that now serves over 300,000 people annually.

For more information about the program, please see the attached brochure or visit the website at www.92Y.org/ford.


Contacts:

Alison Gardy
Director of International Relations
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Phone 212.415.5473
Fax 212.415.5798
Email agardy@92y.org


Jesse Melman
Assistant to Director of International Relations
Phone 212.415.5561
Email jmelman@92Y.org



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