Carter Center Sponsorship

The Carter Center is guided by the principles of Founders, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. Founded in partnership with Emory University on a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering, the Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

Through the generosity of former trustee Barbara Bruner ’76, one current Scripps College student is selected to attend the Carter Center’s Executive Briefing Conference in Atlanta, GA every year with an add-on trip to President Carter’s hometown in Plains, GA. This award covers all conference-related expenses including airfare, hotel, registration, and meals.

Carter Center Executive Briefing Sponsorship

October 2-6, 2024


All currently-enrolled, rising Scripps College sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Successful candidates can clearly articulate a connection between this experience and their professional goals.

Learn More

Join the Laspa Center and sponsoring alumna Barbara Bruner ’76 for a Q&A coffee chat about the Carter Center, the Executive Briefing, details of the sponsorship, and how to apply. Session will be held April 12, 2024 at 1:00PM PST. Students can RSVP via Handshake.

To Apply

Applicants are strongly encouraged to research the Carter Center before applying.

  1. Send an email to [email protected] with subject line “Bruner Carter Center Application.”
  2. Attach a resume that includes your name in the file name (e.g. Ellen B. Scripps_Bruner Carter Center Application).
  3. Attach a statement of intent (approximately 500 words) that addresses your interest in attending the conference and previous experience, if any, with health, human rights, and/or peace. Share any additional information that might be helpful in considering your application. Include your name, class year, email, phone number, major/minor, and Scripps mail box number.

Application Deadline

Monday, May 27, 2024 at 11:59pm

Selection Process

A small group of applicants will be invited to one 15-minute Zoom interview taking place on Wednesday, June 5 or Thursday, June 6. Final selection for sponsorship will be made after interviews have been completed.

Additional Information

For more information about this award or the application process, contact the Laspa Center for Leadership.