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The Heartland Scholarship Initiative

Introducing, The Heartland Scholarship—a new, state-wide initiative exclusively for young Ohio leaders. Global Citizen Year is awarding need-based scholarships for eligible, accepted applicants to enroll in Global Citizen Year Academy.

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WHY GLOBAL CITIZEN YEAR?

Global Citizen Year is launching a generation of leaders with the perspectives, skills, and networks to solve humanity’s most urgent challenges. Each year we recruit a diverse corps of talented young people from across the globe. Using the formative transition into adulthood, we help them shape their values, identity, and purpose in ways that classroom learning alone cannot. Through our virtual Academy and immersive Fellowship, we combine curriculum, coaching, and lived experience to help our students develop the REAL power skills of the 21st century: resilience, empathy, agency, and leadership. Ultimately — in partnership with colleges, companies, and communities — we are unleashing a critical mass to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.

Since 2010, Global Citizen Year has developed the blueprint for a transformative new path between adolescence and adulthood. The Heartland Scholarship Initiative is critical to Global Citizen Year’s mission to ensure students from the U.S. Heartland have access and exposure to global thinking–a critical component towards building a more equitable world.

WE NEED YOU

From a global pandemic to a climate catastrophe, we’re all being called to action. It’s time to scale our solution to the size of our challenges. Alongside community leaders like you, we will unleash a critical mass of leaders equipped to change the world, for good. Here is how your students will benefit:

DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE

Identify your strengths, values, and the impact you want to make in the world. Get clarity on what matters most, guided by expert instructors and with a cohort of aspiring, like-minded changemakers like you!

BECOME A LEADER FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Learn how to drive meaningful change in your community and the world. Join a community of young leaders who care deeply about the state of our world and are committed to doing something about it, just like you!

UNLOCK A NETWORK OF GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

Join a changemaker network with lifetime access to global opportunities. You can connect with 1,500+ changemakers in 100+ countries. Unlock exclusive, lifetime access to expert-led workshops, internships, and events.

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The transition into adulthood should be defined by exploration and discovery – not classrooms or cubicles. By fundamentally reimagining this life stage, we can equip a critical mass of young people, all around the world, to drive change.

Define your purpose, become a leader for a better future and unlock a network of global opportunities with Global Citizen Year.

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KEY INFORMATION

ELIGIBILITY

High School Graduates – 21 years old

TUITION
$5,000 with need-based financial aid available thanks to The Heartland Scholarship

SEMESTER
Sep 11 – Dec 2, 2022
(12 weeks)

DEADLINES
Priority: May 25
Final: June 29

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