Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Call to Men Essay Contest and Conference

January 27, 28 and 29, 2010
Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence are collaborating with “A Call To Men” to host a Regional Men’s Institute. This 3-day training Institute is designed to provide advanced training to men and women working in domestic and sexual violence prevention, as well as others who would like to become allies in ending violence against women.

For more information about the event, you may visit their website at
FCADV’s Rural Caucus will host a statewide essay contest to provide scholarships to men
who are interested in attending the conference.

Five (5) $380 scholarships will be awarded to selected contest winners. The scholarships should cover the cost of registration ($100), travel, lodging ($99/ night) and food for the
length of the conference.

1. Applicants must write an essay of no less than 250 words that answers the following questions:
A. Why do you feel you are an ideal candidate for a scholarship to the conference?
B. How will the information obtained at this conference be beneficial to you, your agency and/or your community?
2. Scholarships are available to men only. Registration and lodging will be paid by the FCADV Rural Caucus, the remainder of the scholarship money will be paid to the scholarship winner following attendance of all three days of the Institute.
3. Submit essays to, by fax to (352)569-5340 or mail the Rural Caucus at P.O. Box 57, Lake Panasoffkee, FL, 33538. Application must include applicants name and contact information.
4. Deadline for submission is December 1, 2009 at 5PM.

Members of FCADV’s Rural Caucus will vote on all applications and subsequently select the five most suitable candidates to receive scholarships. Winners will be notified on December 16, 2009. Send questions to

In addition to this contest, A Call to Men will be offering a limited number of noncompetitive $100 scholarships on a first come, first served basis. Email for more information. Essay contest winners will not be eligible for additional scholarships provided by A Call to Men.

Apply for a $380 Scholarship! The FCADV Rural Caucus is a statewide coalition of activists who have an interest in giving a voice to rural survivors of domestic violence. The mission of the Caucus is to help overcome the barriers which are unique to rural survivors of domestic violence through education and advocacy.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

In addition, if anyone knows any young students between 6th-12th grade, this contest is available:

It's a writing contest and the subject this year is "What the real deal about masculinity?"