Scholarship

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Global Ties Arizona scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further the promotion of diplomacy, tolerance and intercultural understanding via educational avenues. Priority will be given to youth representing a minority or disadvantaged group in the community that meet all the qualifications as indicated below.
 
MEET AMERICA (1-$500 scholarship towards the program fees)
Meet America prepares international students for the global job market by building their professional profile and making connections within the community in their host city. Students learn how to set themselves apart from the almost 900,000 international students that graduate annually in the U.S. It is a one week program designed to engage the student in targeted career development activities, tailored to their interests.
Participation in Meet America is competitive. Each program has a maximum of 16 participants.
 
GLOBAL TIES US – NATIONAL CONFERENCE (1- $1,500 scholarship to cover registration fees, transportation and lodging)
The Global Ties U.S. National Meeting is the premier gathering of organizations, U.S. government agencies, and leaders in the international exchange field. Held each year in Washington, DC, the National Meeting brings together nearly 1,000 participants over four dynamic days to gain high-level insights on trends affecting our field, engage in in-depth professional development opportunities, and build networks to strengthen international exchange with 45+ organizations exhibiting in our meeting hub.
 
STUDY ABROAD (1-$2,000 scholarship opportunity to any study abroad program offered by a local community college or university.)
Research indicates that Students who Study Abroad are more globally minded, communicate better across cultures, are more open to diversity, and exhibit greater intercultural proficiency. Following is a list of research based data:

  • More competitive in the job hunting process (Peacock 2005)*
  • Better prepared for a global or multicultural work environment (Mor Barak 2005)*
  • Enhance their resumes (Toncar and Cudmore 2000)*
  • Personally transformed (Dolby 2007)*
  • Qualify for higher salaries and better jobs (IES 2013)*
*Newell Wright and colleagues, “Student Intercultural Proficiency from Study Abroad Programs,” Journal of Marketing Education, August 2009, pp. 173-181.
 
ELIGIBILITY
  • Be currently enrolled at an accredited 2 or 4 year undergraduate university or college, either full-time or part-time, in the Phoenix-Metro area (proof of enrollment required)
  • Demonstrate an interest in any of the following areas: international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business
  • Completed at least 12 credit hours of college work
  • Maintained a 3.0 or better GPA (Transcripts must be submitted)
  • Priority will be given to youth representing a minority or disadvantaged group in the community that meet all the qualifications as indicated below
  • Letters of recommendation (2 professors)
  • REQUIRED TASK for the Global Ties National Conference Scholarship
    • Perform in the capacity of an intern at Global Ties Arizona for at least 3 months prior to and 3 months following the National Conference.
  • REQUIRED TASK for the Global Ties National Conference and Study Abroad Scholarships
    • Provide a brief introduction of yourself and your interest in international relations, diplomacy, international trade or any area of international business, and explain how this scholarship will assist you in furthering your career goals. Statement should be specific to scholarship type selected and demonstrate economic need (1-2 paragraphs or 150 to 200 words)
  • Submit a 1,500 – 2,000 word research essay on the following subject: How can citizen diplomacy lessen conflict among nations?
    • MLA Format
    • Data driven and documented (Use 3-4 reliable sources. I.e.: government sites, peer reviewed journals, etc.)
    • Electronically submitted in MS Word, no pdf forms accepted (all submissions must be via email by time and date indicated)
    • Email to: wendy@globaltiesarizona.org
 
SELECTION CRITERIA
Awards will be based on
  • Timely submission of all required documents
  • College Transcripts
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Application
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Quality of the assigned essay and without regard to race, creed, color, or religion. Priority will be given to youth representing a minority or disadvantaged group in the community that meet all the qualifications as indicated
  • Essays may be published in the Global Ties Arizona’s website if they are of publishable quality
 
REQUIRED ELIGIBILITY AND TASK FOR THE MEET AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP
ELIGIBILITY
  • Be currently enrolled at an accredited 2 or 4 year undergraduate university or college, either full-time or part-time, in the Phoenix-Metro area (proof of enrollment required)
  • Demonstrate an interest in any of the following areas: international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business
  • Completed at least 50 credit hours of college work
  • Maintained a 3.0 or better GPA (Transcripts must be submitted)
  • F-1 Visa Student
  • Letters of recommendation (2 professors)
 
TASK
  • Provide a brief introduction of yourself and your interest in international relations, diplomacy, international trade or any area of international business (1-2 paragraphs or 100-150 words)
  • Submit a 500 word essay on: My Perceived Value Added of the Meet America Program and My Future Career Goals
  • MLA Format
  • Electronically submitted in MS Word, no pdf forms accepted (all submissions must be via email by time and date indicated)
  • Email to: wendy@globaltiesarizona.org
 
ENTRY PERIOD
Application, essay, transcripts, current enrollment verification, and letters of recommendation must be received no later than 1 October 2017, 5:00 pm.
NOTIFICATION
Winner(s) will be notified by 1 November 2017 and scholarship (s) will be awarded at the Global Ties Arizona Annual Meeting.
 
  • Note : Applications from relatives of the directors and officers of Global Ties Arizona, and members of the Board of Directors are not eligible for consideration.