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2014 VFP Scholarships
Bria Yazic, 2013 scholarship winner, volunteering in India.
VFP is currently accepting applications for our 2014 scholarships! Applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, March 16 at 11:59 PM EST. Scholarship recipients will be announced by Monday March 24th. Scholarships must be used in 2014.
Volunteers For Peace strives to build community and cultural understanding at home and abroad. Since World War I, this type of international voluntary service has been instrumental in building peace and creating grassroots change and cultural diversity in communities around the world.
Our scholarships will be awarded to those applicants who are motivated to participate fully in an international voluntary service project and who understand the importance of sharing their experience with their community when they return home.
This type of sharing is extremely important to furthering VFP's mission and building international understanding at a local level in the US. Scholarships are not awarded based on financial need since about 85% of our participants are students on limited budgets. We have no way of effectively measuring need.
In 2014, VFP will award 5 scholarships. Four of the scholarships provide its recipient with a waived VFP registration fee ($500 value), a $500 stipend, an online orientation and leadership training, and one-on-one support from VFP staff to select and meaningfully participate in a project. The fifth scholarship also includes up to $1000 toward a project extra fee to help cover the cost of the longer experience.
2013 VFP Scholarship Recipients
In 2013, VFP was able to grant scholarships to a total of 4 volunteers. These volunteers participated projects throughout the world in Japan, Germany, India, and Kenya. Read about their experiences here!