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Global Citizenship Certificate Scholarship

The Global Citizenshipship Certificate Scholarship was established in 2017 and is awarded to recognize high achieving students with documented financial need who demonstrate values of global citizenship.

Awards Offered

7 awards will be presented to 7 FSU undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Global Citizenship Certificate program and the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society who would like to use the scholarship funds to participate either in a university-approved exchange program OR in the Beyond Borders Jamaica/Germany program. The award is not renewable.

Awards:

$1,000 to participate in an exchange in the fall or spring

$500 to participate in a summer exchange

$500 to participate in the Beyond Borders Germany program

$250 to participate in the Beyond Borders Jamaica program

Application Opens: September 1st for all programs

Deadlines:

November 1st for students accepted to participate in spring exchange

November 1st for students accepted to participate in the Beyond Borders Jamaica or Germany program

April 1st for students accepted to participate in a fall/summer exchange

Link: For more information about the GGSS Global Citizenship Certificate Scholarship, please visit our website at cge.fsu.edu/globalcitizen or contact Dr. Elcin Haskollar at ehaskollar@fsu.edu.

Eligibility

Any prospective applicant should be sure that he or she meets the specified criteria before applying for a scholarship. Please be advised that meeting the criteria for a scholarship does not guarantee receipt of the scholarship.

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Florida State University
  • Be enrolled in the Global Citizenship Certificate program
  • Be enrolled in the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society (Students must submit their Intent to Participate before they can apply for this scholarship)
  • Must be accepted into a university-approved exchange program OR into a Beyond Borders program before applying for the scholarship

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the scholarship award:

  • Online Application
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) form
  • Release to use photo/quotes for promotional purposes
  • Unofficial copy of transcript
  • Resume

Selection Criteria

Applicants are selected based on the 5-point criteria below:

  1. Written responses to the three questions below (prompt is included on application)

    • 1. Describe your financial need. How do you plan to use this award to support your exchange/Beyond Borders program? (200 words)
    • 2. Why is participating in an exchange/Beyond Borders program important to you? (200 words)
    • 3. What are your plans upon return from your exchange/Beyond Borders program? How do these plans further your development into a global citizen? (200 words)
  2. Academic Merit
    1. GPA
    2. Academic Awards
  3. Need-based
    1. Expected Family Contribution (EFC) numbers will be considered
  4. Involvement
    1. Community Service
    2. Campus Involvement
    3. Leadership
  5. Must demonstrate commitment to global citizenship

Scholarship Committee

  • Elcin Haskollar, Ph.D., Program Director, Global Citizenship Certificate (Chair)
  • Tanu Kohli, Ph.D., Teaching Faculty, Global Citizenship Certificate
  • Leigh Ann Osborne, Program Director, Exchanges & Intercultural Programs