The Curtis Scholarship, by Global Citizen Ambassador and Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis

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edited April 2017 in The Porch

About the Curtis Scholarship

The Curtis Scholarship, conceived and funded by Global Citizen Ambassador and Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis, is an annual award to mentor and support Curtis Scholars. The Curtis Scholarship seeks to create, support, and equip a network of youth advocates and community leaders committed to local and global action.
2017 Curtis Scholars

The 2017 Curtis Scholarship is a year long mentorship program to support youth leaders who embody the values of global citizenship.

Curtis Scholars will be invited to join an a 10 day experiential learning trip through South Africa and the Global Citizen Festival in NYC.

Joined by members of the Global Citizen staff, the Curtis Scholars will tour through South Africa experiencing cultural sites and development programs focused on poverty alleviation and Global Citizen's issue areas.

Our mission is to empower people of color and underrepresented minorities through mentorship and travel; and to foster cultural awareness and global citizenship.
Apply now

Fill out the application form before April 21, 2017 at 12:00pm (EST) to apply to become a 2017 Curtis Scholar.


Application Requirements

Applicants can choose between submitting 2-3 minute videos or 500-700 word written responses to the two questions in the application.
Applicants must submit a recommendation letter from a teacher/professor, school administrator, community leader, or colleague to be considered for the Curtis Scholarship
Guidelines for Recommendation Letter

Learning Trip Includes

Monthly mentorship opportunities and advocacy toolkits
Round trip airfare to South Africa (July 28- August 6) and New York (September 20-24)
Global Citizen-led Orientation
All trip-related meals
Lodging and transportation
Other out-of-pocket expenses (at the GC’s discretion)
Passport fees and all travel costs associated with this trip

Eligibility Criteria

Ages 16-20 (by time of application)
U.S. Citizens
Limited past overseas travel
Family household income of under $85,000
Those from minority and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For all questions please email
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