Scholarship Task Force

Objective
This task force would serve to identify ways that the MQG could provide more affordable options for development opportunities (MQG leadership and/or artistic) by creating scholarships for members in need who are committed to the mission of MQG.

Key Deliverables 

  • Proposed yearly budget for the scholarship program
  • Scholarship definition and scope
  • Application process for scholarship
  • Guidelines and assessment tools for evaluation of the scholarship applications
  • Launch plan for the program

Timeline
The Scholarship Task Force will set its own timeline. Launch of the formal program will be dependent on budget as set by the MQG board. 

Expected Volunteer Commitment
This is a high-impact volunteer opportunity. Volunteers will be expected to meet monthly until the work is complete. Work will be distributed in increments ranging from 4-8 hours of work per volunteer per month.

Candidates
Any and all MQG members are invited to apply. We are seeking members who are able to consider many different viewpoints and consider impacts to the MQG and its members. Additionally, candidates should be comfortable working within a group setting.

Candidates for the Task Force will be reviewed by the MQG Task Force Panel and staff and board members who are also part of this task force. 

Sensitivity
None

Members

  • Heather Grant, Staff Input, Austin MQG
  • Michelle Wilkie, Board Input, Triangle MQG
  • Chris Batten, Portland MQG 
  • Karen Boland, Individual Member
  • Erin Case, Portland MQG
  • Anna Kehl, Austin MQG
  • Liz Noland, Triad MQG

Task Force's Anticipated Benefits to Members
The scholarship program will help ensure that the MQG's mission is reaching members of diverse economic backgrounds.

Progress
The task force is in progress.