The questions on this application help us to learn more about you. Some of the questions may strike you as private, so we want to assure you that we only use the information to improve our program, our materials and our communication with you, and to tell our partners and donors more about the people we work with. We know the options we provide may not always fully encompass the way you identify yourself. You can always check that you ‘prefer not to say’ and in some instances, you can also chose to describe yourself instead of (or in addition to) using the categories that are already there. Choosing these options will not have any impact on your application at all. Thank you for helping us learn about you and make our program better!