Announcing the BlogHer '10 International Activist BlogHer Scholarship
By Elisa Camahort on January 11, 2010
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UPDATE - February 1, 2010: The BlogHer '10 International Activist Scholarship has officially closed. Thank you so much to everyone who participated by nominating activist bloggers. You're just one of the many reasons we love the BlogHer community!
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* * * UPDATE - March 11, 2010: The BlogHer '10 International Activist Scholarship winners have been announced!* * *
Today we are proud to announce the BlogHer '10 International Activist BlogHer scholarship program and invite you to submit yourself or your favorite international activist BlogHer for consideration for this scholarship.
The Back Story:
In 2008, BlogHer won the Anita Borg Social Impact Award from the Anita Borg Institute. The Award came with $10K in prize money. After community discussion, we decided to spend the award money offering four scholarships to bring activist women bloggers from around the world to BlogHer '09 last July in Chicago to present their work.
The panel was so empowering, so enriching and so inspiring that we decided we needed to do the scholarship program again this year, even with no unexpected windfall to subsidize it. You don't need to take my word for it, you can read the transcript here. (And PS: If your company would like to sponsor this kind of outreach to global change agents, contact me!)
The 2010 International Activist Blogger Scholarship Program:
Today I'm proud to announce the BlogHer 2010 International Activist Scholarship Program. Here's how it works: If you or someone you know is a woman blogger, outside the United States, blogging to raise awareness, consciousness or funding to change their community, region, country or the world, then please nominate yourself or such a blogger to win one of these four scholarships.
Scholarship Winners Will Receive:
- A full 2-day conference pass to BlogHer '10
- Round trip airfare to and from New York, NY for the BlogHer '10 annual conference
- 2 nights stay at the New York Hilton during the conference
- The opportunity to present their work during a prominently-scheduled session at BlogHer '10
If you review the nomination form, you'll see that we're asking you to describe not only the mission of the blog/blogger and how they are effecting change, but also how they could benefit from their BlogHer experience.
How Winners Will Be Chosen:
We have formed a committee of six to help choose the scholarship winners. Three of the committee members are BlogHer employees:
- Julie Ross Godar, BlogHer Managing Editor
- Jenifer Scharpen, BlogHer Publishing Network Producer
- Denise Tanton, BlogHer Community Manager
And three of the committee members are these amazing, well-respected women, including one of last year's scholarship winners:
- Annie Zaidi, 2009 BlogHer International Activist Scholarship winner
- Britt Bravo, BlogHer Social Change contributing editor, blogger and non-profit consultant
- Cheryl Contee, social media consultancy founder, specializing in online advocacy, and political blogger
Because getting visas can be a huge issue, depending on the nation of residence, our timeline is quick and short.
Nominations Open: Now! Submit nominations here.
Nominations Close: January 31, 2010
Winners Notified: February 28, 2010
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me.
We look forward to being awed and inspired by the work being undertaken by brave woman throughout the world!
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UPDATE - February 1, 2010: The BlogHer '10 International Activist
Scholarship has officially closed. Thank you so much to everyone who
participated by nominating activist bloggers. You're just one of the
many reasons we love the BlogHer community!
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