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Scholarship Programme

The Trust Conference Scholarship Programme funds frontline activists and human rights defenders from across the world to attend the annual conference. In 2016, we received applications from 90 countries and selected Scholars from developing nations with expert knowledge of our conference themes.

This year, we will award up to 60 scholarships to applicants from diverse disciplines that will bring unique perspectives and help forge tangible commitments at Trust Conference. For global leaders who want to connect and take action, the prestigious Trust Conference Scholarship Programme offers access to an influential gathering of NGOs, heads of corporations, lawyers, public servants and philanthropists from around the world.

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Types of Scholarships

Scholarship selection will be based on a rating system developed by the scholarship review committee. Scholarship recipients will use their bursary to cover all travel, visa and accommodation costs to attend Trust Conference 2017. There is no further funding available to cover expenses. Scholarships will be awarded at three levels:
Ticket only
One non-transferable ticket to Trust Conference
Partial scholarship
One non-transferable ticket and £500 bursary
Full scholarship
One non-transferable ticket and £1,000 bursary

2016 Scholars

Awa Diédhiou

Donor Relations Assistant, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Carolyn Seaman

Founder & Creative Director of Girls Voices Initiative

Celia Boyd

Managing Director, SHE Investments

Chido Matewa

Co-founder, Africa Women Filmmakers Trust

Christina Sargsyan

Research Officer, International Center for Human Development

Diane Powers

Founder and President of Madaworks

Dipina Sharma Rawal

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Divyadarshan Chandraseakr

Social entrepreneur, researcher, vice-president of

Ertan Karabiyik

Director at Development Workshop Cooperative

Harmeet Kaur

Co-founder, The Pink Foundation

Janette Akhilgova

Works with Peacebuilding UK, Chief of the Board, RC-DEV

Jawhratelkmal Kanu


Josephine Aparo

Head of the International Justice Mission’s Aftercare Department in Uganda

Khalipa Babalwa Dube

Founder, Fly Black Child Project

Khalisa Shahverdi

Women/human rights and social justice activist in Azerbaijan

Lalaina Randriarimanana

Co-founder and General Coordinator, Liberty 32

Lavdi Zymberi

Field Coordinator, Equality and Gender Mainstreaming Across Borders

Lilian David


Lilian Patricia Masebenza

Founder, Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network

Lisa Parsons

Social Justice Advocate

Luciana Campello

Gender Consultant at the Pan-American Health Organization in Brazil



Maria Javier Brugarolas

President, Kazakhstan Foundation for Cultural Social and Educational Development (KFCSED)

Michael Kanyigi

Psychological Counsellor & Health care manager

Monica Salazar


Nadia Al-Sakkaf

Researcher & Human Rights Advocate

Natasha Dimitrovska

Activist & Communications Specialist

Natasha Latiff

Human Rights Lawyer

Natasha Schoultz

Anti-Human Trafficking Project Leader, Operation Mobilization

Nyaradzo Mashayamombe

Founding Director, Tag a Life International Trust

Paula Kweskin

Human Rights Attorney

Pranitha Timothy


Racha Haffar

Founder & President of ‘Not 4 Trade'

Sokea Yoem

Project Manager, Hagar International Foundation
All Scholars


The Trust Conference Scholarship Programme is open to all applicants working in the areas of human rights; including women's rights, education, human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries who will demonstrate their participation at Trust Conference will enhance their work in their own communities.


Scholarship applications will be open until July 31st. Applications can only be received online. Please complete the application in English only.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in mid September 2017.

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