Global Vision Scholarship

Tanzania and Global Volunteers
June 16 – July 7, 2018

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of an anonymous alum, the University of Central Missouri Foundation developed the Global Vision Endowment. This summer outreach program, now coordinated by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, sends a team of undergraduate students and a faculty advisor abroad to spend two weeks volunteering on community projects such as supporting youth and adults with special needs, teaching English to children from pre-school through high school, and supporting at-risk individuals needing special emotional support.
The students have a unique opportunity to learn about working with host partners on family service efforts with resourceful grass-roots agencies in a friendly and historically rich region. A minimum of one undergraduate student is selected from each of the four academic colleges (up to 10 students total for 2018). The Global Vision Endowment covers travel fees, lodging, and meals.

UCM partners with Global Volunteers to provide the highest quality experience for students during their service-learning trip to Iringa District, Tanzania. Students will stay in a newly constructed Global Volunteers lodging facility. A Global Volunteer host in Tanzania works to pair students with the many needs of the village.

NOTE: Students must be returning to UCM as a full-time student for the fall 2018. The student panel
presentation required during the fall 2018 is an important component of this project. Therefor,
students that will be doing internships, studying abroad, etc., will not be eligible for this award.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Global Vision Scholarship - Additional Requirements
    • Do you have a valid passport ?
    • Global Vision Reference #1 - Must be UCM Faculty Member
    • Global Vision Reference #2- Can be faculty, staff, employer, friend, family member
    • Global Vision Reference #3
    • Please describe any foreign language experience
    • Please list any additional information that you believe will be helpful when evaluating your application
    • UCM Global Vision Service Learning Essay: Submit a typed statement of approximately 300-500 words relating your motivation for participation in the UCM Global Vision Service Learning Project. All travel costs will be covered by the generous donation of an anonymous Central alum who supports international education and wishes to allow UCM students to contribute their skills in a meaningful way to ongoing human and economic development projects in host communities around the world. Students enroll in a study abroad course. Course fees are partially covered by the Study Abroad Grant Program and the Rotary Club of Warrensburg.