Global Citizen Year and College Track are launching an exciting new Bridge Year scholarship for College Track students exclusively. The scholarship covers the full cost of the Global Citizen Year program, and gives selected participants the opportunity to pursue a year-long and life-changing international experience prior to their first year of college.
Eligibility: Must be a College Track student
How to Apply: Complete your Global Citizen Year application as normal and simply check the box that indicates you are a College Track student.
For the first time, we are excited to select a small group of Fellows to be Global Changemaker Scholars. These Fellows not only have a track-record of significant leadership but have changemaking and entrepreneurship in their DNA.
As a Global Changemaker Scholar, you will have opportunities to accelerate your development as a social entrepreneur including:
Additionally, you have a choice between a $5,000 scholarship toward your tuition or a $2,500 Changemaker Grant to be applied toward a project of your choosing during your first year of college. You are encouraged to use the grant to pursue a project that links your Global Citizen Year to your college experience. Examples including: seed-funding for a project in your host community, production of a video or multimedia presentation of your Global Citizen Year, funding to return to your host community to conduct research, etc.
Eligibility: All applicants are eligible for this scholarship. We are looking for applicants who have potential for leadership and entrepreneurship.
How to Apply: Global Changemaker Scholars are selected through our admissions process – you do not need to fill out an additional application.
During your Global Citizen Year you have a unique opportunity to reflect on aspects of your identity through the lens of another country, community, religion, and perspective. There are many facets to our identities and we encourage Fellows to find connection with others in their host country through this year.
Through a collaboration with the Jewish Community Federation, we developed a curriculum for Fellows who are motivated to explore their Jewish identity and values through a Global Citizen Year.
We are awarding up to five $5,000 scholarships to Fellows who self-identify as Jewish and are interested in exploring their identity further during their bridge year. This curriculum includes activities such as connecting with a Jewish community in the host community, sharing a Jewish holiday with your host family, and sharing your experiences with your community back home.
“A good community will pick you up and make you better. My Ecuadorian community represents love, support, generosity and a group mentality. I feel those values taking root in my personality, and reinforcing the Jewish values of openness, confidence and community.”– Isabel Burns (Ecuador ‘14)
Eligibility: Offered exclusively for applicants who self-identify as Jewish. You do not need to be an expert on Judaism or even be particularly religious to apply. You just need to be interested in exploring your Jewish identity.
How to Apply: Indicate that you are applying for the Jewish Faith and Community Scholarship on our application. You will then be prompted to submit a short video (under 1 minute) explaining why you are interested in this scholarship.
Through a partnership with United World College International and patron Shelby M.C. Davis, we are offering up to 30 Davis Global Citizen Year Scholarships. Scholarships are evaluated based on financial need and range from partial to full. Scholarships cover airfare from Global Citizen Year training in California to your host country, in-country program expenses, and room and board.
Eligibility: Offered exclusively for UWC students graduating in 2016
How to Apply: Indicate that you are applying for the Davis scholarship on our application.