A legacy of the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference hosted by Salt Lake City in 2019, the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund (GLSF) empowers Utah's young people to participate in critical global conversations with peers from around the world.
Recipients of the Global Leaders Scholarship will travel in cohorts to international events in the United States and around the world, representing Utah and addressing the global challenges we face.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18-32, attend a college or university in Utah (or have been accepted to one for an upcoming semester - online students in Utah are also accepted), and establish financial need. In addition to the application, qualified applicants may be invited to participate in an interview with the GLSF Committee.
Important qualities of a scholarship recipient are leadership potential, a connection to the broader community through volunteerism and service, and a passion for improving one's community. The selection committee also looks for applicants who can establish a long-term vision of how receiving a scholarship from GLSF will have a positive impact on one's life.
Why the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund?
The global reach of the scholarship fund makes it a unique international affairs opportunity for youth in Utah. The Global Leaders Scholarship Fund's vision is to deepen Utah’s roots in the global community by empowering young people. Today’s youth are our best hope for creating an equitable, inclusive, just, and sustainable society for all to live.
UCCD and the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund Committee take the need to live and work sustainability seriously. The Global Leaders Scholarship Fund is carbon net-neutral, offsetting 100% of emissions related to scholarship activity.
Due to uncertainty regarding COVID19, events have not yet been identified.
Welcome, Scholarship Applicants!
The Global Leaders Scholarships invest in promising individuals who want to make the world a better place through positive change. Scholarship recipients will attend global events, conferences, and summits held in the United States and internationally.
We invite individuals who meet our eligibility requirements to submit a scholarship application that will be reviewed by the Global Leaders Selection Committee. If awarded a Global Leaders Scholarship, you become a Scholar who will then work with UCCD to identify and make arrangements to attend a global leadership event.
Applications for The Global Leaders Scholarship Fund are currently being accepted!
Please complete the application linked here to apply for the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund. A paper copy of the application will be available in the coming days digitally on this website.
To qualify for a Global Leaders Scholarship (GLSF), you must meet ALL the following criteria:
- Be 18-32 years of age during the 2020 – 2021 academic school year.
- Live in Utah at the time of travel.
- Able to travel within the United States or internationally.
- Attend a college or university or be in the process of applying to a college or university in the state of Utah. (Some exceptions to this requirement may be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
- Establish a financial need to attend the event. (Must demonstrate household income is less than 200% of the FPL.)
The application process will include:
- Application Form submitted online, email, or in-person
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Financial Information
- Commitment to complete a final report and share your experience with others.
Scholarship Application Timeframes
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Watch for the following three opportunities to apply for a Global Leaders Scholarship:
- The United Nations Day of Youth on August 12 - This day officially launches the Global Leaders Scholarship application recruitment. There will likely be a second scholarship recruitment in late winter/early spring of 2021, so watch for these announcements.
- Ongoing - UCCD will open Global Leaders Scholarship application recruitment as the GLSF Committee and UCCD identify global leadership events.
You are invited to apply if you meet the eligibility requirements. The GLSF Committee and UCCD staff will review the applications and award the scholarships. Once you have received notice of an award, congratulations, you are now a Global Leaders Scholar!
Scholarship Fund Amounts
Global Leaders Scholarships cover all expenses associated with traveling to events, including ground transportation, round trip economy airfare, accommodations, meeting/conference supplies, daily food expenses (established by the government per-diem rate), required travel documentation, travel insurance, and other costs identified.
Equal Opportunity Statement
All qualified youth are encouraged to apply, regardless of gender, creed, ethnic origin, race, or sexual orientation. Additionally, UCCD and the selection committee will not give preference based on a youth’s choice of career, college or university, or location as long as the youth lives in the state of Utah.
The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference Legacy
To continue the legacy of the United Nations 68th Civil Society Conference, Finance Chair Chris Redgrave and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski allocated funds in support of youth as global leaders and established the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund. Today, UCCD is honored to oversee the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund as an official program that promotes respect and understanding between the people of Utah and other nations.