Annually 60 candidates are invited as the most qualified candidates to complete a Candidacy Program before the selection of the top 10 recipients for the scholarship. This summer, Group 21 was invited to participate in an event tailored specifically to students in their last year of high school. The event included meeting with and hosted by the CPISP alumni and scholars who have been in the program. On August 20, BIBF hosted the speed networking event with alumni ranging from scholars from year one of the program to the current year 20 scholars as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary.
The program supported the candidates to hear from alumni who have been in their shoes as candidates and provide insight and advice. Moreover, the program included a session on selecting college majors, writing college essays, and an open discussion between the alumni/scholars and candidates. A special thanks to Stepping Stone Consulting for helping with the speed networking event.