It is a well-known fact that education is the key to moving up the social economic ladder. Education also provides individuals with the ability to understand and find common points of connectivity across cultures. As we live in an increasingly “global world” we all must seek to find bridges, points of commonality, across the multitude of cultures that have come together during the 21st century. Muhammad Ali, guided by his six core principles, can bring peoples from different cultures together like no other person. To carry Muhammad Ali’s legacy as global unifier, the Muhammad Ali Center will be sponsoring the Generation Ali Global Citizenship Scholarship Program.
The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be high school seniors or graduates or be current postsecondary undergraduates. Students outside the United States must be in their final year of upper or higher secondary school or be current undergraduate students attending school in the United States.
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2013-2014 academic year.
What are the details of the award?
Up to 15 awards of $10,000 each will be granted as follows:
- Eight scholarships to United States citizens
- Seven scholarships to non-United States citizens
- Note: Two scholarships will be designated the Ina Brown Bond Scholars, one for a recipient from Louisville (including Kentuckiana) and the other for a recipient from outstate Kentucky. The Mayor of Louisville will present the award to these students.
All recipients must use the award to attend postsecondary school in the United States.
Awards are one time only and are for undergraduate study only. Past recipients may not reapply.
How do I apply?
Your application must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Central Time, January 15, 2013. Be sure to apply early. We reserve the right to close the application period before this deadline if a large volume of applications is received.
Only online applications via this website will be accepted. You, the student, are responsible for gathering and submitting all required information in English. This is a competitive program. Your application is evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all applicable questions as completely as possible. Read and follow the instructions provided for each section of application.
You may wish to gather the following information that will be needed for the application process:
- Parent or alternate contact’s telephone number and email address
- Student’s transcript of grades
- Financial Data:
- U.S. and Canada only: most recently submitted tax return
- Other countries: school funding and family financial information
- Responses to two essay questions (limit 1000 characters including spaces or approximately 200 words):
- How can Muhammad Ali’s six core principles make you a better global citizen?
- What can YOU do to foster and improve relationships across cultures?
Questions? Contact us:
Call: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the Generation Ali Global Citizenship Scholarship Program
For more information, please visit official website: www.generationali.org.
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