Empowering Global Changemakers Through Mentoring

The Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) supports globally focused college students and alumni who want to a make a positive impact on the world. Resources we provide to (mostly) 20-30 year old global changemakers include scholarships for study abroad programs, mentors, and connections. Since 2006, FGS has provided over $1.5 million in scholarships and helped over 1500 students from over 300 colleges studying in every major region of the world.

Our mentoring program invites globally experienced professionals to mentor college students who are seeking international careers and who could benefit from the mentors’ perspectives. Consistent feedback from the college students and alumni we serve is that they want to meet more professionals with international careers – so they can learn what kinds of careers are available and what steps to consider in making their next moves.

If you are a globally experienced professional (past or present) and would like to work with outstanding college students, consider our mentoring program. It is a one year commitment of about 25 hours total. All the volunteer work can be done in the comfort of your own home except for one in-person mentoring event on a college campus of your choice. Details of the program can be found here:

Become a Mentor or contact Nancy at nkepner@fgscholars.org

Our next mentoring event will be Wednesday, November 5th from 4:00-6:30pm at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, contact Nancy at nkepner@fgscholars.org or call 303-709-3145.

Event description

In an informal but structured setting, students meet with professional “mentors” whose careers have an international component and are themselves “global changemakers.” Students enjoy unique access to a range of executives from multinational companies, private firms, and nonprofits.

Past mentors include:

  • National People Director, PwC
  • Chief Communications Office, MWH Global
  • Vice President, Green Toys
  • Senior Director, AT&T

Date: Wednesday, November 5th

Time: 4:00 – 6:30pm

Location: Peachtree Room, Student Center 1st floor, (next to Subway) Georgia Tech Campus

This event is FREE and limited to 40 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Food and drink will be served.