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.
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?
Will there be an orientation?
When does the application open? When does it close?
Do I require any immunizations or a passport for the trip?
How many scholars are participating in this program?
What are the the eligibility requirements for the Curtis Scholarship? Do I need specific academic requirements to be eligible?
Do you accept people who are not U.S. or U.K. citizens?
Who should write a letter of recommendation?
What costs are covered for this trip?
When will I find out if I have been accepted?
What can I expect to do on this trip? What should I expect to do as a participant in the Curtis Scholars Program?
Who makes the Curtis Scholarship possible?
Where can I ask questions not covered here?