Scholarship

Women Give San Diego Scholarship  Program and Application

 Purpose

The Women Give San Diego Scholarship Program is an outreach initiative to encourage diversity and inclusion within the organization’s membership by offering incentives to prospective members who are part of diverse communities. These include, but are not limited to, ethnically diverse, economically diverse, LGBTQ+, veterans and military spouses, or age-defined communities.

 

Women Give San Diego’s ultimate goal is to encourage greater numbers of persons from diverse communities to become active members of the organization. We believe the result will be a membership that is more reflective of the communities that we serve and will allow WGSD to be more responsive and have a greater impact on the economic self-sufficiency of women and girls in San Diego County.  Applications will be reviewed in June and December by WGSD’s Executive Committee.

 

Benefits and Expectations of Participation

 

Women Give San Diego provides the following benefits for one year:

  • Membership underwritten for one year (may be renewed for up to 2 years)
  • Membership to San Diego Grantmakers and related resources
  • Invitations to community events (based on availability)
  • Access to leadership development opportunities (when applicable)
  • Networking opportunities with business and community leaders

 

Regular attendance at WGSD membership meetings and events is encouraged.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a part of a diverse community;
  • Not be a current member of WGSD;
  • If able, continue paid membership in WGSD at the conclusion of the scholarship period;
  • Attend membership meetings, programs, and events;
  • Join one of WGSD’s seven leadership teams; and
  • Occasionally participate as a volunteer for meetings and events.

 

 

For more information, visit www.womengivesd.org or email partnerships@womengivesd.org.

 

Women Give San Diego  –  Scholarship Application

(To download this application, please click on WGSD Scholarship Application)

Date: ________________________________________________

Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________ Preferred Phone Number: ____________________________

Preferred Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

How did you hear about WGSD? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

If a WGSD member recommended you, please list their name: _______________________________________________

 

What are your philanthropic priorities? What are causes are most important to you?

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Check all that apply to you.

___ Community Organizer     ___ Activist     ___ Entrepreneur     ___Small Business Owner     ___ Volunteer

___ Philanthropist     ___Corporate Executive     ___ Recent College Graduate     ___ Politician     ___ ________________

Other

 

Diverse Community Affiliation (reference the communities listed in the Purpose section on page 1 or state one not yet listed):

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Professional

Job Title: _____________________________________________

Company: ____________________________________________

 

Why do you want to become a member of WGSD? ________________________________________________________

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Scholarship recipients are encouraged to be active members of WGSD and participate in the following:

  • Serve on a leadership team
  • Attend membership meetings, programs, and events
  • Network with fellow members and community partners
  • Serve as a spokesperson to support WGSD outreach efforts

 

Which of the activities above is most appealing to you and why? _____________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

If you have any questions, please email partnerships@womengivesd.org

Send completed application to partnerships@womengivesd.org

 

Scholarship applications are reviewed twice a year. Applicants who are granted a scholarship will be notified by email or phone.

 

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To be completed by Women Give San Diego Strategic Partnerships team member:

Date received: ______________________     Was applicant nominated by a current member of WGSD member: Y/N

Does applicant meet eligibility criteria: Y/N

Note: _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Scholarship Awarded: Y/N            Applicant Notified (Date): _________________________________________