The 2019 Curtis Scholarship is an annual leadership development program to support youth ages 16-20 from underserved communities in the U.S. 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.
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.
What is Global Citizen?
What does the judging criterion “Global Citizenship” mean? What else are the applications judged by?
When does the application open? When does it close?
When will I find out if I’ve been accepted?
What are the the eligibility requirements for the Curtis Scholarship? Do I need specific academic requirements to be eligible?
Who should write a letter of recommendation?
How does my recommender submit their letter of recommendation?
What if I turn 21 years two days before the application deadline?
How can I upload videos for the application essay questions?
If am I not accepted, can I get feedback on my application?
What costs are covered for this trip?
Do I require any immunizations or a passport for the trip?
How many scholars are participating in this program?
Will there be an orientation?
What should I expect to do as a participant in the Curtis Scholars Program? What can I expect to do on the trips?
Who makes the Curtis Scholarship possible?
Where can I ask questions not covered here?