Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity Bursary Award
Funding for awards to support students participating in the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity seminars is provided by contributions from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Canada to the Foundation. It enables eligible applicants to attend and study at undergraduate seminars designed by the Institute and held throughout North America and around the world.
The series of Institute seminars, entitled “Participating in the Prevalent Discourses of Society,” seeks to accompany Bahá’í students annually over the course of their undergraduate studies. These intensive seminars aim to raise the consciousness of youth about the importance of engaging in action and discourse directed towards social change; to develop their capacity to reflect, to analyze, and to learn from action; to explore elements of a conceptual framework for contributing to the advancement of civilization; to provide them with tools to understand and analyze the culture in which they are immersed as well as the content of the university courses they are studying; to help them assume ownership of their education; and to assist them in their efforts to acquire the kind of knowledge that will enable them to live fruitful, productive and meaningful lives.
ISGP Bursaries are awarded semi-annually in awards of up to the amount of C$750 each. Applications are reviewed by the Unit Coordinators of the Institute and recommendations submitted by the Unit Coordinators to the Foundation for its consideration. The Foundation decisions awarding ISGP Bursaries are final.
In any 6 month period, the Foundation may, in its discretion, decide to make no awards.
Eligibility: The ISGP Bursaries are intended for residents of Canada who have been accepted as participants in the Institute seminar program.
Application Process: Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements must submit the following documents no less than one month prior to the scheduled seminar date for the Institute seminar program:
- Confirmation of registration with ISGP for the current ISGP program
- Signed application form
- Letter of recommendation in support of the student’s application for a bursary
- Documents may be submitted by email to: email@example.com
Letters of Recommendation: Applicants are asked to provide one letter of recommendation. This letter may be from the applicant’s Local Spiritual Assembly, an Auxiliary Board member, the Regional Baha’i Council or Regional Institute Board, or a representative of a cluster agency.
Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed following the deadline for applications by the Unit Coordinator of the Institute and recommendations from these applications will then be submitted to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for final decision. The successful candidates will be contacted no later than 10 days prior to the date of the seminar program.
Payment of Scholarship: The Foundation will pay the bursary directly to the Institute, to be applied to the student’s tuition and accommodation costs. Any portion of the bursary that is in excess of the tuition and accommodation costs will be paid to the student recipient to defray transportation costs.