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Case Study: Open Society Scholarship Programs

  • Zoe Brogden
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Abstract

This case study gives an overview of the history of the Open Society Foundations’ Scholarship Programs, which has designed and administered scholarship and fellowship programs for over 15,000 individuals since 1994. The study describes the often subtle ways in which individual educational grants have empowered agents of positive social change in societies experiencing war, dictatorships, natural disasters, or through the challenging years of post-communism. The elements of strategically designed grantmaking that have been most effective in promoting open societies are described, including transparent recruitment and selection procedures and ‘enhancements’. Despite the lack of ongoing systematic evaluation, the study reaffirms the Foundations’ continued confidence in scholarships as a vehicle for building local human capacity and fostering open societies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoe Brogden
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  1. 1.Open Society Scholarship ProgramsOpen Society FoundationsNew YorkUSA

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