Global Vision Scholarship

Tanzania and Global Volunteers
July 13 – 27th 2019

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 2019). 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 2019. The student panel
presentation required during the fall 2019 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
    • Are you pursuing a Peace Corps Prep Certificate at UCM and met with Dr. Streich to discuss this?
    • Do you have a valid passport ?
    • Global Vision Reference #1 - Must be UCM Faculty or Staff Member
    • Global Vision Reference #2- Must be UCM Faculty or Staff Member
    • Global Vision Reference #3- Optional
    • 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 personal statement of approximately 400-500 words relating your motivation for participation in the UCM Global Vision Service Learning Project. Include your current academic endeavors, campus and community involvement, and future career goals.