The Pam O’Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund
InterPride offers scholarships in form of a reimbursable grant to delegates from member organizations so that they can attend the Annual General Meeting and World Conference. The funds are voluntarily donated by our member organizations and sponsors.
The grant amount can be used to pay for conference registration, accommodations, meals, and transportation.
Each delegate applying, completes a Scholarship application which includes a statement of need and is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. A member of the committee is usually assigned to assist an applicant or to assist applying organizations with any questions they have in order to complete the application correctly prior to being reviewed by the entire committee.
Scholarship distributions are made based on a submission amount requested by the applicant and the amount that the applicant is able to contribute to the actual expenses as well. Grants are usually awarded in May and in August prior to the October Annual General Meeting and World Conference.
The Scholarship grant is based on reimbursement upon producing expense receipts and submitted reports from the conference. A scholarship recipient cannot receive a scholarship grant for more than two years in a row unless extenuating circumstances can be substantiated to and by the committee.
The goal of attendance is to elevate each delegate’s awareness and activism through workshops, plenaries, and networking opportunities, which they can then turnkey with their colleagues when they return home.
Applications for 2020 have closed.
Member Pride organizations may apply to the Fund. It was created to assist as many organizations as possible to attend the Annual General Meeting and World Conference.