35th Annual Year

2023 Scholarships

2023 Scholarships

What is available?

Non-profit/Small Business Scholarships + Community Scholarships

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Target scholarships were available for awardees to attend all three days of the 2023 conference ($1,795 value) at no charge. We allow no more than two scholarship recipients per organization.

The Jordan M. Roberge Memorial Scholarship

Thanks to generous donations and support during our 2021 Give to the Max Day campaign, we are able to offer this scholarship to one recipient who has demonstrated a commitment to uplifting their community through volunteer work. This is in addition to our other scholarship opportunities.

Who is eligible?

Scholarship applications are closed for 2023.

If you are a student, unemployed individual, individuals with a passion for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their respective communities, or an employee of a small business/nonprofit with a budget of $5 million or less, you may apply for a scholarship to attend the annual conference. Verification of eligibility is required, and scholarships are not awarded to Augsburg students.

Scholarship applications are reviewed by the Forum staff. Awards are based on merit and need. If you are selected for a Forum scholarship, you will be notified via email with a special registration discount code. Stay tuned for 2024 Scholarship Application information.

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2023 Jordan M. Roberge Scholarship Recipient

Akshay Kumar

As a university professor and researcher, Akshay Kumar is dedicated to bringing the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the forefront in the world at large and, in particular, to his native India. Whether it is family leave, pay equity, or disability rights, he has championed these causes in the classroom, in his research, and in his writing.

He is currently a visiting professor at Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (India), senior lecturer at the University of East London (UK), director and senior consultant at Ask Insights (India), and a senior fellow for the Indian Council of Medical Research (Government of India). His expertise is in clinical psychology. 

Akshay believes it is his moral responsibility to research on new and innovative DEI concepts so that the science of inclusion keeps progressing and innovating itself. He expresses that belief in the classroom and through numerous articles written for publications, such as the Harvard Business Review.

His goal in attending 2023 The Forum is to build his own base of knowledge, learning best practices from around the world in order to bring that knowledge back to India. He wants to share his learnings with the next generation of Indian university students, to inculcate into them the spirit of inclusion and thereby building a truly inclusive India.

As a researcher he hopes to form alliances and collaborations for global joint projects with leading thought leaders attending The Forum, spreading this knowledge to client organizations in the corporate, non-profit, and social sectors. 

For all these things, we believe Jordan would be proud to recognize Akshay Kumar as the recipient of the Jordan M. Roberge Memorial Scholarship. 


How do I apply?

Application process is now closed for 2023

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