Scholarships & Volunteers

Scholarships

To make Closing the Hunger Gap as inclusive as possible, we have a limited number of scholarships and work trade positions for eligible participants.

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Deadline: June 26, 2015
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by July 17, 2015.
Questions? Email [email protected]

If you apply for a scholarship or worktrade position, please wait to register for the main conference until you receive a discount code from [email protected] You can sign up for a trip or course anytime at https://closingthehungergap.eventbrite.com

There are three types of scholarships:

  • Registration Scholarships – registration fees for one attendee
  • Community Partners Scholarships – registration fees for people who work or volunteer together. A = for two people, B = for one person
  • Work Trade Position

We have a small amount of funding for transportation; however, most scholarships will cover registration fees only. Scholarships do not cover the cost of field trips or trainings on Monday, Sept 14.

Scholarships are awarded based on need as well as meeting the eligibility requirements. Resources are limited and we cannot guarantee that all requests can be granted.

WHAT IS COVERED IN A SCHOLARSHIP?

Registration scholarships
Registration costs for the full conference, including all meals, for one person.

Community Partners Scholarships

A. Registration fees for two people who work or volunteer together. You may apply for this scholarship without knowing exactly who will be the community partner. We are providing this opportunity to enable organizations to send a staff member or lead volunteer AND a community member, client, or program participant.

B. Registration fees for a community partner. You may apply for a Community Partner scholarship if you have funding for yourself but need funding to bring a community partner with you to the conference.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?

  • People living on low incomes
  • Emerging leaders: especially community members who do not have organizational support or funding for conferences; grassroots partners working with food banks and pantries; and farmers or food producers who work with food system partners
  • Staff and volunteers from organizations with small budgets

WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME IF I AM AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP?

Scholarship recipients will be required to support the conference through documenting and sharing information about the event (on social media, blogs, written testimonial, etc) OR volunteering during the event.

WORK TRADE/VOLUNTEERS

There are a limited number of work trade volunteer positions. Volunteers will receive a free registration in exchange for 12 – 14 hours of volunteering during the conference. Tasks may include checking in attendees, monitoring workshops, and assisting with other events.

HOW TO APPLY

1. Download, read the scholarship application, and write up your answers first. The application will not allow you to save your answers and continue later. Writing your application first will also allow you to check the word count for your answers. The maximum word count for open-ended questions is 250 words.

Download the Application for the type of scholarship you want to apply for:

Registration Scholarship

Community Partner Scholarship (A): for myself and a community partner

Community Partner Scholarship (B): for a community partner (I have funding to attend)

Work Trade Position

2. Click here to fill out the scholarship application online

Volunteers

Most volunteer positions will be filled by the work trade positions and Oregon Food Bank staff and volunteers. Please apply for a work trade position if you are interested in attending the conference.

If additional volunteers are needed, we will post information on this page.