Fall 2020 Global Service Learning Scholarship
Open to all GSU
students who are front-line workers in the midst of COVID-19 and/or who are
living out the spirit of service in their local communities
Award Amount: 5 scholarships of
Deadline to submit application:
Friday, November 6, 2020
Service Learning Scholarship was created to give GSU students the opportunity
to serve abroad. Although we are not able to travel during this time, much help
is needed in our own communities. We would like to give students the
opportunity to receive an award for the good work they are doing locally,
particularly those who are living out the spirit of service in their daily
- Must be enrolled as a full time student with a minimum
GPA of 2.5 undergraduate or 3.0 graduate & doctoral;
- Must be in good financial and community standing at
- Application: Foundation Scholarship Application.
- Essay 800 - 1,000 words: Describe what you are
doing to make life better for your community or as a front line worker or
first responder during COVID-19.
- Submit an informative or creative video effectively
reflecting or highlighting your community or first responder
- Videos no longer than 3
- Videos may be taken with
camcorder, digital camera, or smart phone.
- Alternatively, a Power Point
presentation can be converted to a video.
Directions for applying:
Email your application to email@example.com no later than November 6th with the subject
“Global Service Learning Scholarship”. Email must contain the application,
essay and video link or video attachment.
Video submission options:
YouTube link: Copy and paste the link
Essay Submission (at the end is fine)
Within body of email when submitting application
Create a YouTube account
and upload your video using the Unlisted setting. Setting up an
account is quick and pretty easy. If you get confused, please watch one
of YouTube’s video tutorials on how to upload videos (for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzpG_MkIPuY).
PLEASE remember that the "Unlisted" setting is
MANDATORY if using this method.
The "Unlisted" setting
prevents the Video from showing up on general YouTube Searches.
Please label the video or videos with first and last name AND scholarship name
and year of submission (i.e., BeaScott_Global Service Learning Scholarship_2020)
Attach video to email along with application
& essay submission.
Video Release Authorization: By submitting work to Governors State University, you are hereby agreeing to
this material being used for Marketing purposes from Governors State on social
media, the website, and other online distribution platforms as deemed
For more information
about the GSU Service Learning Abroad Program, visit our website.
Please contact The Office of International Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
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