Nominations are now being accepted for the EF Global Citizen Awards--a new scholarship program offered by student travel operator EF Educational Tours. Based on student essays, EF will offer scholarships to twelve seniors--ten from the United States and two from Canada. Each student will receive $1,000 toward their college tuition and a ten-day expenses-paid educational tour of Europe.
EF Educational Tours is a group-travel organization dedicated to providing teachers and their students with opportunities to expand their classrooms and broaden their horizons through worldwide travel. EF draws on over thirty years of involvement in the fields of language instruction, educational travel, and intercultural exchange.
The scholarship program was established to inspire students to think about their evolving roles in our increasingly global community. Applicants, who must be nominated through their schools, are asked to write about what they feel it means to be a global citizen. In addition to receiving funds for college, scholarship recipients will travel together in July on a tour of London, Paris, and Rome. The dual nature of the scholarship award reflects EF's belief in the importance of experiential learning and in the lasting value of global perspective.
Students seeking nomination are asked to contact their school's guidance or career development office for information. Educators may request nomination forms by mail: Global Citizen Program, EF Educational Tours, One Education Street, Cambridge, MA 02121; by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or on the Internet at www.eftours.com. The application deadline is February 15, 1999.