Adfactors PR (India), a leading PR firm, has partnered with the Future Communicators Foundation (FCF) in launching a new four-year scholarship program thereby joining four leading global agencies in providing Future Communicator Foundation Scholarships in communication skills around social justice, sustainability, and civil society.
Future Communicators Scholarships will be available at education institutions selected by funding partners and will fund communications education, tools, and training for young professionals, including professional development and travel to conferences. The Scholarship program calls on applicants to develop a mock campaign addressing pressing social justice issues, and provides recipients with international networking through its global cohort, executive-level mentoring, and training opportunities with internships.
“We are pleased to support the international scholarships instituted by the Future Communicators Foundation,” says Madan Bahal, Co-founder and Managing Director of Adfactors PR (India).
Madan Bahal was welcomed by Foundation Founder Allard van Veen (Canada) as a founding member of the FCF Scholarship program, joining partners including fischerAppelt (Germany), SPRG (Hong Kong) and FINN Partners (New York). Each agency has committed to providing US$ 10,000 in scholarships over the next four years.
In addition to the US$ 10,000 provided by Adfactors PR for Future Communicator Scholarships, the Future Communicators Foundation provides its annual program, with a focus on young scholars and aspiring professionals in developing countries and underserved communities. Partner universities will be announced for Foundation scholarships in the coming months, with US$ 100,000 in scholarship funding donated by Founder Allard W. van Veen. “Whether we are engaged in preventing disease or promoting sustainability, the world, more than ever, requires effective future communicators,” says Allard.
“Our support of The Future Communicators Scholarships will add an international pillar to our scholarship program,” said Andreas Fischer-Appelt, Founder and Managing Director of fischerAppelt (Germany). “We are keen to professionalize young people’s enthusiasm for communication and to find them an entry into the agency world.”