Global Vision Scholarship

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of an anonymous alum, the University of Central Missouri Foundation developed the Global Vision Endowment. This 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 volunteer on a wide range of community projects such as teaching English to children from pre-school through high school, assisting in health clinics, and other projects identified by the local community. The application deadline is October 15, 2023.

A minimum of one student is selected from each of the four academic colleges. The Global Vision Endowment provides students with a Scholarship that covers travel fees, lodging, and meals. All students, undergraduate, graduate, and international students can apply. All students who are accepted into the program must have a passport or immediately begin the application process for one in order to travel.

UCM is partnering with Global Volunteers to provide the highest quality experience for students during their service-learning trip to Nepal and Tanzania in the summer of 2024 as well as Peru during the winter of 2024.

Please contact Dr. Robynn Kuhlmann for additional information (

Supplemental Questions
  1. Rank the following Global Vision Scholarship destinations in order of preference (1 being most preferred, 3 being least preferred) for 2024:
    • Nepal: May 18th - June 1, 2024
    • Peru: December 14th - 28th, 2024
    • Tanzania: June 29th - July 13th, 2024
  2. Global Vision Additional Questions (maximum of 200 words per essay)
    • 1: Please briefly explain any travel abroad experience you have had in the past.
    • 2: Please describe any foreign language experience.
    • 3: Why did you decide to apply for the Global Vision Scholarship? (200 word max.)
    • 4: What does "service learning" mean to you? (200 word max.)
    • 5: Describe a time you overcame an uncomfortable challenge. (200 word max.)
    • 6: If you are accepted into the Global Vision Scholarship program, how do you see yourself sharing with others what you learned from this experience? (200 word max.)
    • 7. Have you applied for a Global Vision Scholarship in the past?
    • 8. Have you received a Global Vision Scholarship in the past?
    • 9. What is your anticipated graduated date?
    • I acknowledge that participation in the program requires a passport. If I do not have one, I must apply as soon as I am notified of acceptance.
  3. Global Vision Application References
    • Must be UCM Faculty or Staff Member.
    • Must be UCM Faculty or Staff Member.