Helen Kim Memorial Scholarship – leadership training programme, 2022 – 2026
Closing date for applications: Monday 7th June 2021
Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB) and the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women have an exciting opportunity for a young woman passionate about knowing Christ and making Christ known.
The Helen Kim Memorial Scholarship is a leadership development program from the World Federation which aims to inspire young women to envision a world where there is hope for the hopeless, security for the insecure, sufficient for the impoverished, freedom for the oppressed, and a voice for the voiceless.
As part of the programme you will travel to Gothenburg, Sweden in August 2022 to participate in a Leadership Development Program with other Helen Kim Scholars, before attending the World Federation’s 14th World Assembly on the theme “Go and bear fruit, fruit that will last”. In Gothenburg you will:
~ acquire skills from other young women leaders
~ participate in community building amongst young women from around the world
~ build relationships with women of all generations from around the world
~ work with other Helen Kim Scholars to make a presentation to the Assembly
Once you return from the Assembly you will be involved in the exciting work of the World Federation, including raising awareness of the work done by the World Federation and encouraging other young women to become involved. You will also be involved in the work of Methodist Women in Britain, helping to shape the work it does advocating for women around the world.
As Helen Kim Memorial Scholar, accommodation and travel costs for the Gothenburg Assembly will be paid by the World Federation, and all reasonable expenses will be paid for the four year term of the scholarship.
To be considered for this role you must be:
~ aged between 18 and 30 years of age at the time of the Gothenburg Assembly
~ a committed member of a Methodist, United, or Uniting Church*
~ involved in women’s issues and/or church work
* In this instance, a member of the Methodist Church in the British Methodist Connexion
Applicants must be nominated by a member of the British Unit of the World Federation (i.e. Methodist Women in Britain), and all applications must be endorsed by the applicant’s church minister.
Application Process Stage 1 – MWiB / British Unit selection process:
~ Deadline for completed application forms: Monday 7th June 2021
~ Applicants will be shortlisted, and interviews will be held: Thursday 17th June 2021
~ Up to two applicants will be selected at interview to proceed to Stage 2 of the process
Application Process Stage 2 – World Federation selection process:*
~ Further information will be requested, for completion and return by 31st October 2021
~ The final selection of the Helen Kim Scholar will be made by the World Officers, and the
successful candidate will be notified by 31st December 2021
* NB: World Federation selection process – timetable subject to change depending on ongoing COVID-19 restrictions etc.
Application pack (available to download below, or request by email: firstname.lastname@example.org) includes:
~ covering letter with further information about applications
~ application form
~ HKMS general information leaflet
~ advert for noticeboards, websites, newsletters, etc