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David C. Pollock Scholarship

Families in Global Transition is a welcoming forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them. We promote cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.

The Pollock Scholarship Application for FIGT16NL is now open!

David C PollockThe David C. Pollock Scholarship Fund pays tribute to international educator, minister, sociologist, and co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing up Among Worlds, David C. Pollock, whose tireless support, vision and dedication to families in global transition impacted countless people in every corner of the globe. Building on Pollock’s legacy, FIGT aims to attract, involve and educate emerging, global-minded, intercultural leaders.

The David C. Pollock Scholarship provides highly motivated individuals working or studying in the intercultural and transnational mobility field the opportunity to attend the FIGT conference.

Our guiding question in 2015 has been, "Who is missing at the FIGT table?"  We are looking for a diverse field of applicants from each of our traditional sectors, (corporate, diplomatic, academic, military, mission, arts and entrepreneurial) plus voices not well represented, such as those involved in immigration and refugee work, an increase in male voices, and participants from all parts of the globe.

Excellent Scholarship applicant profiles include:

  • researchers in the field of global mobility
  • entrepreneurs in fields contributing towards the needs of globally mobile families and individuals
  • service providers/practitioners to global nomads
  • writers and thinkers with cross-cultural perspectives contributing to the expat community understanding and practice
  • artists and creatives who speak from and to a cross-cultural and mobile mindset

Pollock Scholarship applicants:

  • must be first time conference attendees
  • must commit to the full conference
  • must apply before midnight on December 1st
  • will hear back by December 15th

Pollock Scholarship recipients benefit through:

  • free conference registration ---will attend the conference for free
  • a partial stipend to defray travel costs ----will receive a small stipend for travel expenses
  • opportunity to contribute to families in transition and those who serve them
  • contacts, networks, ideas, resources, and friendships garnered at FIGT Conference

Questions? Contact Judy Rickatson

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