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

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edited April 2017 in The Porch
https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/awards/curtis-scholarship/



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.

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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 curtisscholar@globalcitizen.org
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  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 51,503
    edited April 2017


    Apply now through April 21 for Global Citizen's 2017 Curtis Scholarship Program, conceived and funded by Pearl Jam Manager Kelly Curtis: http://globalcitizen.org/curtis

    The scholarship is a year long mentorship program to support youth leaders who embody the values of global citizenship.
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  • lexicondevillexicondevil OaklandPosts: 723
    edited April 2017
    My friend is a high school teacher in an "underrepresented" area. I will pass this info along to him. Thanks.
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  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 51,503

    My friend is a high school teacher in an "underrepresented" area. I will pass this info along to him. Thanks.

    No problemo. I hope he gets in.
  • lexicondevillexicondevil OaklandPosts: 723
    I just saw the deadline date. I doubt he would be able to get his students to fill out the app and submit in one day. At least I can let him know and he will be ready next year!
    1991- Hollywood Palladium, California with Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains -RIP Magazine Show Oct. 6th
    1992- Lollapalooza, Irvine, California
    Nothing since then. I suck.
    2016- Fenway Park, Boston - Both glorious nights
  • SR91748SR91748 Posts: 78
    Terrific program! Thank you Kelly Curtis!
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 51,503
    For those who can't view via Twitter ..



  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 51,503

    2017 Global Citizen Curtis Scholars Announced


    https://pearljam.com/acts/news/2017-global-citizen-curtis-scholars-announced-1500422603

    We are psyched to announce the 2017 Global Citizen Curtis Scholars, founded by Pearl Jam's manager and funded by the band's Vitalogy Foundation. This scholarship program is open to U.S. citizens between 16 and 20 years old from traditionally underrepresented communities. 

    Global Citizen reviewed hundreds of winners and selected six 2017 Curtis Scholars from Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and New York. This 2017 Curtis Scholarship video highlights them being selected.

    The Curtis Global scholars will now begin their year-long mentorship program as part of a network of youth advocates and community leaders committed to local and global action.  They will also join Global Citizen advocacy team members on a ten-day experiential learning trip through South Africa, experiencing development programs focused on poverty alleviation.

    Pearl Jam’s manager Kelly Curtis said of the scholarships, "It’s an honor to be able to help pave the way for the next generation of activists, leaders and global citizens who are committed to making the world a better place.”

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    For more information, check out: Global Citizen Curtis Scholars program and Global Citizen.



  • RunIntoTheRainRunIntoTheRain TexasPosts: 520
    demetrios said:
    For those who can't view via Twitter ..



    That was awesome to watch!! Congrats to the winners. 

  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 51,503
    demetrios said:
    For those who can't view via Twitter ..



    That was awesome to watch!! Congrats to the winners. 

    Congrats indeed! :) 

  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,148
    How awesome.  Mentors and opportunities are so important.  Great work by Curtis.
  • How awesome.  Mentors and opportunities are so important.  Great work by Curtis.
    Well said and agreed! 
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  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 51,503
    https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/programs/curtis-scholarship/

    2018 Curtis Scholars

    The 2018 Curtis Scholarship is an annual leadership development program to support youth ages 16-20 from underserved communities in the U.S. or U.K. who embody the values of global citizenship.

    Curtis Scholars will be invited to join a 10 day learning trip to South Africa, and one advocacy trip to Global Citizen Week Events in NYC.

    Joined by members of the Global Citizen staff, the Curtis Scholars will explore social issues, innovative international organizations and cultural sites with a focus on poverty alleviation in Global Citizen's issue areas.

    Our mission is to foster global citizenship through empowering youth from underrepresented groups with the skills and tools to become dynamic change-makers for local to global impact.

    Application Requirements
    • Applicants can choose between submitting 2-3 minute videos or 500-700 word written responses to the two essay questions in the application.
    • Applicants must also respond to two short answer questions, up to 250 words each.
    • 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
    • Pre- and post-departure trip learning sessions (through December 2018)
    • Round trip airfare from within the U.S. or U.K. to South Africa (August 2 - 12) and New York (September 24-29)
    • Round trip airfare from within the U.S. to NYC or within U.K. to London for a Global Citizen-led Orientation (August 1)
    • 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 or U.K. Citizens
    • Limited past overseas travel
    • Family household income of under $85,000 USD or £60,000 GBP
    • Those from minority and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    About the Curtis Scholarship

    The Curtis Scholarship, conceived and funded by Global Citizen Ambassador and Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis through the Vitalogy Foundation, 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 response on issues surrounding extreme poverty.


  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 51,503
    https://pearljam.com/news/apply-to-be-a-curtis-scholar

    Apply to be a Curtis Scholar

    News April 27 2018 
    We're pleased to announce that Global Citizen is launching their 4th year of the Curtis Scholarship, a yearlong mentorship program conceived and funded by Pearl Jam Manager, Kelly Curtis for students from underserved communities in the US and UK.
     
    The program seeks to create and support a network of youth advocates and community leaders committed to local and global action.
     
    As part of the program, scholars will be given the opportunity to participate in an all expenses paid learning trip to South Africa and the Global Citizen Festival in New York.
     
    APPLY today through 5/20

  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 51,503
    @pearljam ..

    Applications for the 2018 Global Citizen Curtis Scholarship are are open until May 20! 
    #GlobalCitizen is looking for young leaders who want to travel, learn about world policies, and be a part of the change: pj.lnk.to/PJ_CurtisScholarshipFb


  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 51,503
    Sunday is the last day to apply for the 2018 Curtis Scholarship!

    The scholarship aims to empower underrepresented minorities through a mentorship program for promising youth advocates: pj.lnk.to/PJ_CurtisScholarshipTw





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