FWIC announces The Peace Garden Scholarship program at the International Peace Garden June 21-27, 2015. This amazing opportunity is available again next summer due to the wonderful work undertaken by the 2014 delegates on behalf of our organization and the great efforts of the Manitoba Women’s Institute. You can view Part 1 and Part 2 of a video presentation available on YouTube. More images and reports are found on this site, prepared by Emily Jones.
The application deadline for this year will be set by each province separately and is yet to be announced, so stay tuned. Printed below is a copy of the application and brochure for your perusal. Please, if you know of any dynamic young women who would be interested in this opportunity with WI, please encourage them to apply.
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The Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada in partnership with the International Peace Garden invited applications for the FWIC Peace Garden Scholarship Program. This exciting initiative will provide an educational opportunity for a young woman from each province across Canada to participate in a one week educational program at the International Peace Garden (located on the Manitoba and North Dakota border). All expenses covered (travel, accommodation, meals).
DATE: June 21-27, 2015
- Young women between 17-20 years of age as of the application year
- Interested in leadership, marketing, social media, horticulture, public relations, arts, inspiring others and positive social change
- Community and volunteer experience
HOW TO APPLY:
- Submit a type-written essay (minimum of 500 words, maximum of 1000) describing your interest in the areas listed and why this experience would be beneficial to you
- Submit a current resume
- Submit one letter of reference
The candidate selection will be by paper application only.
Applications must be submitted to your Provincial Women’s Institute Office. Please contact the Office in your province for their submission deadline date and the address your application should be forwarded to. A list of the offices is under the “Provincial WI’s” button on FWIC’s website.
- Prepare and submit a report on your experiences during your week at the International Peace Garden to your provincial Women’s Institute office. Make at least one presentation to a Women’s Institute group or conference.
Everyone should experience the International Peace Garden at least once in their lifetime
Hayley Campbell, Quebec
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Women’s Institute is a local, provincial, national and international organization that promotes women, families and communities. Our goal is to empower women to make a difference.
The idea to form a national group was first considered in 1912. In 1914, however, when the war began the idea was abandoned. At the war’s end, Miss Mary MacIsaac, Superintendent of Alberta Women’s Institute, revived the idea. She realized the importance of organizing the rural women of Canada so they might speak as one voice for needed reforms, and the value of co-ordinating provincial groups for a more consistent organization. In February 1919, representatives of the provinces met in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to form the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada.