The WMY conference, which celebrates the legacy of author, humanitarian, educator and civil rights activist Whitney M. Young, Jr., is Wharton’s longest running student-led conference. Each year, the conference brings together a set of the most respected business leaders from across the country to honor the contributions of Whitney M. Young and to further his legacy. The conference also commemorates Whitney M. Young’s legacy through the Future Leaders Scholarship, which will be used to sponsor students to participate in global immersion programs through the Experiment in International Living (EIL). Since 1932, EIL has been giving high school students the unique opportunity to enrich themselves and the world around them by offering three-, four-, and five-week programs during the summer in 30 countries around the world. The programs are authentic journeys that allow students to experience another culture in a very powerful way and to enjoy a summer that they’ll remember for a lifetime.
An educator, humanitarian, author and civil rights leader, Whitney M. Young, Jr. dedicated his life to the full participation of African-Americans in the nation’s economic and political systems. For more than two decades, he led the National Urban League in its effort to improve the economic status of African-Americans. Young accomplished this by working within the economic and political systems to achieve equal opportunities. Mr. Young firmly believed that full participation of African-Americans in the American business community would ultimately strengthen the fiber of our society. His vision transcended the boundaries of our nation, as he foresaw the need to strengthen the critical link between the United States and the global economy. This scholarship is to commemorate Whitney M. Young, Jr.’s commitment to the African-American community by awarding students who demonstrate similar goals for building our community through hard work and leadership.
Applicants must be African-American or Black. Students also must be current high school juniors at the time of their application to be considered.
All applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM. Applications which are mailed in must be postmarked by Monday, November 19, 2012 and sent to the address below:
African American MBA Association (AAMBAA)
℅ Kwame Webb
1600 Walnut St, Suite 1203
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The scholarship committee will make plans to meet with qualified candidates the week of November 26th–30th, 2012.
Applicants may apply for the Future Leaders Scholarship by completed the EIL application as well as the 250 word essay question for the Future Leaders Scholarship.
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For assistance completing the EIL application, to explore EIL program options or for questions about EIL’s programs, visit www.experimentinternational.org or call 800-345-2929.