FIGT’s Pay It Forward Raffle!

13 Mar 2017 1:59 PM | FIGT Blog Editor (Administrator)

FIGT’s Pay it Forward Raffle will take place each day throughout the #FIGT17NL Annual Conference.

Don’t miss this once a year wonderful opportunity to contribute to the David C. Pollock Scholarship Fund. Make sure to congratulate the 2017 Scholar recipients at the conference as well (learn more about the fund and recipients below)!

Bring your open hearts and wallets, look out for the raffle tickets to win cool prizes, and help fund smart, hard-working and deserving people who contribute to the topics of TCKs, global families and the international life from all over the globe. How?

  1. Buy tickets on site at the exciting conference – buy in packs of 5, as many as you want, all day, each day for one drawing with multiple chances to win prizes. Books, food, free intercultural assessments, a unique Scholarship gift basket, electronics and more.
  2. If you can’t come to the conference but feel passionate about helping spread the scholarship word and opportunities, please go online and contribute today! Select Conference Raffle Donation (where we’ll use the funds to buy any prize you suggest and get your professional or personal name visible) or the Pollock Scholarship selection at the bottom of the page.

What is the David C. Pollock Scholarship Fund? 

The David C. Pollock Scholarship Fund pays tribute to international educator, minister, sociologist, and co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing up Among Worlds, David C. Pollock, whose tireless support, vision and dedication to families in global transition impacted countless people in every corner of the globe. Building on Pollock’s legacy, FIGT aims to attract, involve and educate emerging, global-minded, intercultural leaders.

The David C. Pollock Scholarship provides highly motivated individuals working or studying in the intercultural and transnational mobility field the opportunity to attend the FIGT conference. 

Our guiding question is, "Who is missing at the FIGT table?" We are looking for a diverse field of applicants from each of our traditional sectors, (corporate, diplomatic, academic, military, mission, arts and entrepreneurial) plus voices not well represented, such as those involved in immigration and refugee work, an increase in male voices, and participants from all parts of the globe.

Applications for our 2017 recipients closed in September 2016. Learn about this year’s four 2017 Scholar recipients below! 

Don’t forget to purchase raffle tickets to support the David C. Pollock Scholarship Fund for next year at the conference. 

Introducing the David C. Pollock Scholars 2017


John Barclay was born in India on the border of Nepal, to Australian missionary parents, on the 26th January 1954 – India’s Republic Day and Australia Day! He grew up in a remote village five days walk from Kathmandu and attended boarding school in south India from Grade 1 to 10. 

Learn more about John.


Guleraana Mir is a writer and creative facilitator. She holds an MA in Educational Theatre from New York University. Guleraana works in community settings and schools using theatre, storytelling and movement to explore diversity and creativity, to build communication skills, and explore PSHE topics. 

Learn more about Guleraana.


Erin Sinogba is an anthropologist, development worker, communications specialist, and passionate advocate of the environment and transnational communities. She has been an active volunteer with TCKid since 2009, where she has since taken on the position of Executive Assistant in 2010 and the Local Chapter Leader of TCKid Philippines since 2012. Learn more about Erin.  


Lucinda Willshire is an Australian-born social worker, who has lived most of her adult life as an expat. She cobbled together a career as a consultant on family violence issues and worked often as a lone expat family counsellor. As well, Lucinda was a devoted trailing spouse and raised 4 TCKs in Malawi, U.S.A., Vietnam, Indonesia, China and Australia for over 25 years. 

Learn more about Lucinda. 


Congratulations again to the recipients and we look forward to seeing you at the conference! 

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