2018 PFIP Reuben James Summerlin Scholarship is Open for Submissions

In honor of Reuben’s memory, who was the driving force behind Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP), UNCDF Executive Secretary Judith Karl launched the Reuben James Summerlin Annual Scholarship at Pacific Microfinance Week 2015. PFIP has established a scholarship fund for Pacific Islanders active in the Financial Inclusion space, upholding Reuben’s passion for capacity building and education and contributing to PFIP’s vision of enabling low-income households to gain access to quality, affordable and sustainable financial services and financial education.

This annual scholarship will support select individuals who want to further their knowledge and training in innovation and digital financial inclusion. The scholarship offers a unique blend of theory and practice building the individuals knowledge and facilitating growth and success of your organization. Understanding the challenges of low usage of financial services in the region, the scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding financial inclusion practitioners.