The 2015 Global Changemaker Legacy Award application is now open. Former recipients of the FGS scholarship are welcome and encouraged to apply. This award is FGS’ opportunity to continue to empower our scholars, to support them in their journey to become global changemakers, and to recognize them for making a meaningful impact in their immediate […]CONTINUE READING →
The annual Global Changemaker Legacy Award is an FGS initiative supporting our scholars who are making a difference in their world, specifically empowering those who see and are acting on a need in their immediate community and often beyond. Our scholar changemakers are driven by a passion for a cause and believe that their work […]CONTINUE READING →
The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) is pleased to announce that applications for the second annual Global Changemaker Legacy Award will soon be open. This award program is designed to recognize FGS scholars in the world who have widened their viewpoint through international experiences and are actively creating positive change. Applications are scheduled to open […]CONTINUE READING →
All applicants will be advised of outcomes by email. Awarded Scholars will also be posted on the FGS website.
If you are awarded a scholarship, you will have one year from the date of notification to claim the scholarships. Award disbursement dates are not fixed and will occur after an overseas program begins.
To claim an awarded scholarship, scholar recipients must submit the Confirmation of Participation form (provided in the email notification). This includes:
Additionally, scholar recipients who receive the PELL grant, are U.S. military veterans, and/or are first generation college students will be required to provide evidence of these statuses upon selection. FGS also reserves the right to request official transcripts of any of our scholar recipients.
FGS keeps in touch with its award recipients both while abroad and following the completion of the study abroad program. Our scholars should and do expect to hear from us! All scholar recipients will be profiled on the FGS website.
Scholarship checks will be mailed to scholars’ permanent addresses, as listed in the application. Should an address change from point of application to mailing, it is the responsibility of the scholar to inform the FGS Scholarship Director.
FGS awards scholarships to U.S. citizens studying abroad, three times annually. Scholarships are valued at $2000. All decisions regarding scholarship awards are those of FGS and are final.
If awarded a scholarship, you will have one year from the date of the email notification to provide confirmation of participation and other requested information in order to collect your FGS scholarship check. After one year, the scholarship is forfeited if unclaimed.
FGS keeps in touch with our award recipients both while abroad and following the completion of the study abroad program. Our scholars should and do expect to hear from us! Scholarship recipients will be profiled on the FGS website.
I have additional questions about the scholarship process. What is the best way to contact FGS?
Please email FGS at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone calls will not be accepted.
Upload PDF files and provide weblinks.
Required PDF files:
*Only PDF files will be accepted. Regardless of how you receive a document (hard copy or electronic), it can be converted and saved as a PDF file.
Part I requires the following:
The reference to Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter do not reflect the academic calendar of any given university. This is impossible due to the great variation among US institutions (i.e. semesters, trimesters, quarters, etc.), in addition to the variation that exists across all other academic systems around the world where students may study abroad. Applicants must apply in the application cycle/award period according to the specific start dates listed below the seasonal headings.
|Award Period reflects the program start date (not your dates of travel)||Dates to apply||Application deadline
on the date below
|Anticipated date on which awards will be announced|
Programs that begin
April 1, 2015
August 15, 2015
|February 23, 2015
April 3, 2015
|April 3, 2015||May 8, 2015|
Programs that begin August 16, 2015
December 31, 2015
|June 1, 2015
July 10, 2015
|July 10, 2015||August 18, 2015|
Programs that begin
January 1, 2016
March 31, 2016
October 5, 2015
November 13, 2015
|November 13, 2015||December 30, 2015|
You will receive a confirmation email once your complete application has successfully been submitted. Add email@example.com to your address book to ensure you receive this message and the outcome notification message too.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Foundation for Global Scholars designates 60% of its scholarship funding to students deemed underrepresented in study abroad, specifically the following: