Rural and Urban: Scholarships



Our Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships (free tickets) are available to increase geographic, demographic and economic representation at the Forum.

Who Can Apply? 

Preference will be given to those who are:

  • unable to afford the ticket price
  • from areas of North Carolina outside the Triangle are
  • are 30 years of age or younger
  • and/or bring racial/ethnic diversity to the audience

Thanks to the specific wishes of a contributor to IEI’s scholarship fund, some of these scholarships are reserved exclusively for residents living in Eastern North Carolina (i.e. east of I-95), especially those living in the region’s most economically distressed counties.

The scholarships will provide a free ticket to the Forum. Recipients are responsible for any additional costs, including their travel.

Requirement: In exchange for a ticket, and following the event, all recipients will be asked to identify in writing at least one action they plan to take as a result of attending the event. IEI staff will check back in the months after the Forum to track what has happened.

Deadline to apply: January 18, 2019

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by January 21, 2019. 

For additional information or questions please contact the Institute for Emerging Issues at 919-515-7741