Who are the Scholars?
are an integral part of our community and bring with them new
perspectives and future possibilities. Scholars’ integration into FIGT
is streamlined, allowing them immediate access to all the benefits of
membership and also space on our platform to promote their ideas.
Through the year, Scholars will be interviewed for official blog posts,
present on their own specialties, and may work with an affiliate or
specialty group within FIGT. Scholars add excitement to our annual
conference by participating in a well-attended panel discussion and
engaging other first-time conference attendees. More sentimentally,
current Scholars also invoke cheerful nostalgia in former Scholars
through sharing stories and magical moments from first-time FIGT
the year, Scholars participate in our blogs,forums, new members meet
and greets, and have the opportunity to be part of the Annual Conference
line with the conference theme, we hope to encourage the growth mindset
that comes from a diverse field of applicants. We are looking to
include perspectives of asylum seekers, refugees, or those involved in
immigration work as we look to the future. Above all, we are looking for
curious and thoughtful voices willing to share their experiences with
the FIGT community at the conference and through the coming year.
Why are we called Pollock Scholars?
The David C Pollock Scholarship Fund pays tribute to the foundational
international educator, minister, sociologist, and co-author of Third
Culture Kids: Growing up Among Worlds, David C Pollock. David’s 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. It is a place where research comes
to life, and lived experiences are explained and valued.