As a way to engage young professionals in the social profit sector, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, a private, place-based foundation in Phoenix, Arizona (Maricopa County) established the Piper Trust Resident Scholars Program. Through a paid two-year commitment, Resident Scholars can learn about the social profit sector and philanthropy, examine issues and challenges in our region, and contribute to advancing the Trust’s mission of improving well-being for all in Maricopa County. Piper Trust is now accepting applications for its 2017-2019 Resident Scholar.
Piper Trust Resident Scholars will receive a stipend of $45,000 per year, plus full health benefits, professional development support, and work-related travel expenses. Housing, transportation, and living arrangements are the responsibility of the Scholars.
Candidates for the Resident Scholars Program must have an undergraduate degree (a graduate degree and/or social profit work experience will add to a candidate’s competitiveness) and a demonstrated desire to contribute to social good and the social profit sector. The Trust views the position to be a valuable early career opportunity; it is not suited for seasoned professionals.
Applications for the 2017-2019 Piper Trust Resident Scholars Program are now being accepted. Apply at pipertrust.org/scholars. Application deadline is: January 20, 2017.
Resident Scholars work at the offices of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust in Phoenix, Arizona. For complete program information and an FAQ visit: pipertrust.org/scholars.
Recent graduates and young professionals often need work experience that can add value to their credentials, and organizations can greatly benefit from the perspectives and skills of recent graduates who are new to the workforce. Thus, the benefits for both the Resident Scholars and Piper Trust are mutual and far-reaching—Piper Trust receives an ongoing infusion of fresh ideas and talent through the Scholars and Scholars gain a philanthropic and social services experience that can enrich their career paths and the social profit sector.
About Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust:
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust supports organizations that enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County, Arizona. Since it began awarding grants in 2000, Piper Trust has invested more than $369 million in local nonprofits and programs. Piper Trust grantmaking areas are healthcare and medical research, children, older adults, arts and culture, education, and religious organizations. Learn more: pipertrust.org | Twitter @PiperTrust | Facebook.