As a way to engage young professionals in the social
profit sector, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, a private,
place-based foundation in Phoenix, Arizona (Maricopa County) established
the Piper Trust Resident Scholars Program. Through a paid two-year
commitment, Resident Scholars can learn about the social profit sector
and philanthropy, examine issues and challenges in our region, and
contribute to advancing the Trust’s mission of improving well-being for
all in Maricopa County. Piper Trust is now accepting applications for
its 2017-2019 Resident Scholar.
Piper Trust Resident Scholars will receive a stipend of $45,000 per
year, plus full health benefits, professional development support, and
work-related travel expenses. Housing, transportation, and living
arrangements are the responsibility of the Scholars.
Candidates for the Resident Scholars Program must have
an undergraduate degree (a graduate degree and/or social profit work
experience will add to a candidate’s competitiveness) and a demonstrated
desire to contribute to social good and the social profit sector. The
Trust views the position to be a valuable early
career opportunity; it is not suited for seasoned professionals.
Applications for the 2017-2019 Piper Trust Resident
Scholars Program are now being accepted. Apply at pipertrust.org/scholars.
Application deadline is: January 20, 2017.
Resident Scholars work at the offices of Virginia G.
Piper Charitable Trust in Phoenix, Arizona. For complete program
information and an FAQ visit: pipertrust.org/scholars.
Recent graduates and young professionals often need
work experience that can add value to their credentials, and
organizations can greatly benefit from the perspectives and skills of
recent graduates who are new to the workforce. Thus, the benefits for
both the Resident Scholars and Piper Trust are mutual and
far-reaching—Piper Trust receives an ongoing infusion of fresh ideas and
talent through the Scholars and Scholars gain a philanthropic and social
services experience that can enrich their career paths and the social
About Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust:
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust supports organizations that enrich
health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County,
Arizona. Since it began awarding grants in 2000, Piper Trust has
invested more than $369 million in local nonprofits and programs. Piper
Trust grantmaking areas are healthcare and medical research, children,
older adults, arts and culture, education, and religious organizations.
Learn more: pipertrust.org
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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Karen Leland, 480-556-7125
Communications and External Relations