Brushy Fork Annual Institute

Brushy Fork Leadership Curriculum Scholarships

Made available with support from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Kentucky Department for Local Government

Type / availability: Community Scholarship / 4 Communities

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must apply as part of a community pair (2 coordinators)
  • Must live within a 2013 Kentucky ARC-designated distressed county
  • Must take part in the Brushy Fork Leadership Curriculum track

Scholarship Award:

  • $250 in scholarship funds for each individual
  • Lodging reimbursement at 50% of costs upon submission of receipts – $400 maximum per team

Additional Info:
In 2012, Brushy Fork began piloting its new leadership curriculum that draws on more than 20 years of experience working in and with Appalachian communities. The curriculum uses materials and media created by Brushy Fork but designed to be run by local volunteers.

At the 2014 Annual Institute, Brushy Fork will offer a track to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to organize a local program and conduct the leadership curriculum workshops on their own.

Brushy Fork will provide scholarships for eight community coordinators (2 from each selected community) to take part in this Train the Trainer track.

As part of the scholarship application process, scholarship applicants will be required to demonstrate that the community is ready to take on implementation of the leadership curriculum. This work will take place with the expectation that the community will carry the program forward in the future on its own, using the first year to develop the capacity to do so.

All scholarship funds provided by this program have already been awarded. This program is no longer accepting scholarship requests.

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