Applications for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship close October 1, 2018!
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) have partnered in an effort to increase the opportunities for the most financially challenged students from the nation’s 600+ Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Named in honor of Frederick Douglass—the African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and international statesman—the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship seeks to break down the barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture to make study abroad accessible to students from MSIs.
Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 cohort, who will travel to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in summer 2019 for a credit-earning study abroad program on Intercultural Communication and Leadership. Scholarship funds will cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for a cohort of 10 students from MSIs.
Selected Frederick Douglass Global Fellows are meritorious individuals who demonstrate high academic achievement, possess exemplary communication skills, display the hallmarks of self-determination, exhibit characteristics of bold leadership, and have a history of service to others. In the spirit of one of America’s most powerful intellectuals, communicators, and scholars, Frederick Douglass Global Fellows will commit to sharing their experiences and intercultural growth with peers and classmates before, during, and after the fellowship.
- Applicants should be undergraduate college students that are either Freshmen or Sophomores during the 2018-2019 academic year. Students must classify as rising Sophomores or rising Juniors at the time of participation (summer 2019).
- This application is for students interested in the Fellowship for participation in the summer 2019 experience in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
- Fellowships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and presidential nomination
- Awards will cover the full cost of travel and participation in a four-week study abroad program sponsored by CIEE.
- CMSI will select 10 Fellows from accredited Minority Serving Institutions.
- Fellows will be expected to present and share their study abroad experience with their MSI community upon their return to campus.
- Fellows from prior cohorts are ineligible from applying again.
- Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions.
Click here for the full application instructions and submission link.