The 2021 application has closed.
Applicants will be updated on their status by mid May.
The 2021 Curtis Fellowship is an annual leadership development program to support youth ages 17-20 from underserved communities in the U.S. who embody the values of global citizenship.
To qualify, applicants must be between ages 17-20 (by time of application), a U.S. Citizen, have limited past travel experiences, and a family household income of under $90,000 USD. Those from minority and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Curtis Fellows will further develop their professional and personal development through an innovative and engaging curriculum. After completion of the fellowship, fellows will be rewarded a $10,000 scholarship to be used towards educational expenses.
Supported by members of the Global Citizen staff, the Curtis Fellows will explore social issues and innovative international organizations with a focus on poverty alleviation in Global Citizen's issue areas.
Our mission is to equip students between the ages of 17-20 years old with the tools to become changemakers and ethical leaders through collective and engaged experiences.
Applicants will submit a 2-3 minute video to the question in the application.
The Curtis Fellowship, conceived and funded by Global Citizen Ambassador and former long-time Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis through the Vitalogy Foundation, is an annual award to mentor and support Curtis Fellows. The Curtis Fellowship 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.
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