Global Scholars Scholarship Expectations
The Application Deadline for the Global Scholars is March 1st, 2014.
Global Scholars Overview: LeTourneau University is committed to being a university of global influence. In order to foster this commitment we have established the Global Scholars/Global Fellows Program. This co-curricular program, administered by the Center for Global Service Learning, consists of 1) LeTourneau University students who receive the Global Scholar designation because of their international interest, experience, and service, and 2) LeTourneau University faculty members who receive the Global Fellow distinction because of their demonstrated global experience and influence in their scholarship and service. The Global Scholars/Global Fellows Program encourages collaboration between faculty members and students that will enhance scholarship and service that impacts global communities. The scholarships will be awarded for the duration of their studies (up to eight semesters) as long as they remain in good standing academically and with respect to program expectations.
We want every participant of the Global Scholars Program to graduate with the following competencies:
1. To embrace the holistic nature of God's mission in the world.
2. To embrace servant leadership.
3. To demonstrate cross-cultural competency.
4. To discern God's calling.
5. To empathize with the Majority World.
6. To develop a global perspective.
7. To appreciate global opportunities for work and service.
In order to maintain a Global Scholars scholarship, students agree to the following:
- To maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- To serve as an ambassador for the Global Scholars/Global Fellows Program.
- To commit to giving back through service to LETU by dedicating time to projects administered through the Office of Global Initiatives, such as helping with new international student orientation, helping with the recruiting of international students, living in the International House, helping with projects in the Center for Global Service Learning, etc. These service projects will be assigned based on individual schedules, interests and skill sets.
- To actively participate in the Global Scholars and Fellows meetings held throughout the academic year. This includes doing the assigned readings prior to the meeting, and actively engaging in the conversations.
- To correspond with the leadership of LETU and the Center for Global Service Learning in a responsible, professional manner, checking and returning phone call, texts, and emails within 24 hours.
- To serve as a peer leader for an entering global scholar.
Additionally, each Global Scholar must fulfill at least three of the following:
- Participate in a Global Service Learning Project.
- Participate in a Study Abroad program for academic credit.
- Participate in a Missions or Vision Trip.
- Declare an International Studies or related major or minor.
- Reside in the International House for at least one semester and participate in the living-learning community.
- Documented attendance at an international academic event (workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.).
- Demonstrated foreign language proficiency.
Global Scholars will be recognized with this distinction with a medallion and certificate upon graduation and on their academic transcripts.
Interested in becoming a Global Scholar? Fill out an application!