Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Conference Scholarships for Building Local Economies

Entrepreneurship Fund Scholarships for the 2013 BALLE Conference in Buffalo  
Buffalo First! has created a fund to allow at least 15 entrepreneurs from the city of Buffalo to attend the 2013 BALLE Conference at no cost, to explore how local ownership, social enterprise, and collaboration between businesses and communities can improve economic justice and generate real, lasting prosperity for all people. Business Alliance for Local Economies (BALLE) and Buffalo First! seek scholarship applicants who will contribute to the diversity of the Localism movement and who might not otherwise be able to attend the BALLE conference. BALLE and Buffalo First! are equal opportunity organizations, and yet we recognize that economic opportunity is not currently equal. To this end, this fund targets applicants of economic need in Buffalo from communities currently underrepresented in the localism movement, including communities of color, low-income communities, and women-led businesses.

The Scholarship Includes:
Free registration to the BALLE main conference ($595 value), including conference programming and all meals and evening celebrations for Wednesday night, June 12 through Friday night, June 14, 2013.

Application Process Deadline:
Please download the application here. To be eligible, please complete and submit the application by 11:00 PM Eastern Time on Friday, April 19, 2013. Questions and completed applications should be emailed to scholarships@bealocalist.org. Please list "Buffalo Entrepreneurship Fund Application" in the subject line. We will let you know once your application has been received, and will inform you on or before May 3, 2013 whether you will be awarded a scholarship.

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