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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

2015 Scholars

Alline Pedra Jorge Birol

Lawyer, Criminologist and Human Rights Defender. Order of Attorneys of Brazil

Anoka Abeyrathne

Director, Sustain Solutions

Ayça Lutfiye Akpek

Zeytindali Women Association

Bernardita Prado

Lawyer, Corporación Más Mujer

Chandan Kumar

National Convener-India, BloodBricks Campaign / National Coordination Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour in India [NCCEBLI]

Chisomo Kaufulu

Regional Human Rights Coordinator, Malawi Human Rights Commission

Ebru Batik Isik

Social Reseracher, Women For Women's Human Rights - New Ways

Eliana Elias

Executive Director and Co-founder, Minga Peru

Hanan Tabbara

Area Manager, TAMKEEN

Jamils Richard Achunji Anguaeh

Executive Director, GLOWA - Global Welfare Association

Khouloud Ben Alaya

Medical Student, Young Leaders Entrepreneurs

Kriti Bharti

Managing Director and Rehabilitation Psychologist, Saarthi Trust
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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