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Although business/management is the most popular area of study for international students in the U.S. (“Open Doors Report,” International Institution of Education, 2012), ISLC programming has not, in the past, included a focus area of business leadership. We are fortunate, therefore, to have received a grant from Proctor and Gamble for the 2014 conference, for the purpose of “Strengthening Business Leadership Learning.”
The 2014 theme, Know Your Story, Lead Your Passion, is certainly applicable in the business world. As Sir Richard Branson says, “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” Throughout the conference, you will be encouraged to explore your story and your passion in a way that allows you to become the most successful person possible. While you are learning about pursuing your passion, you will also be encouraged to think about how to use that passion effectively in a workshop on “Ethical Business Leadership,” led by Dr. Bob Kolodinsky, Director of JMU’s Gilliam Center.
We are pleased to be able to award 20 scholarships to business/management students for attendance at the 2014 ISLC. Requirements include:
Preference will be given to first time ISLC attendees and to those with international experience or a demonstrated desire to apply leadership skills in an international setting.
The scholarship will cover registration fees, reimbursement of travel up to 200 miles at $.565/mile, and lodging for two nights for non-Harrisonburg residents. Awardees will be asked to complete a special evaluation of the conference and the workshop, to be completed within one week of the conference.
If you are a business/management major, and you attend a school in Virginia, or in a CAA institution, and you are interested in applying for this scholarship, you will need to answer the following questions:
Awards will be announced no later than February 28th. Please do NOT submit an online ISLC registration form prior to the notification of awardees.