Fredrick Douglass Global Fellow
About The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship honors the legacy of the abolitionist and statesman with a fully funded summer study abroad program. This Fellowship is developed for students of color and selection is in the spirit of Douglass himself with special emphasis on leadership, social justice, agitation for positive change and crosscultural understanding. The fifth cohort of Fellows will be based in Dublin and follow in Douglass’s footsteps with visits across the country in summer 2021.
Eligibility FREDERICK DOUGLASS GLOBAL FELLOW APPLICANTS MUST: • • Be a current undergraduate freshman, sophomore or junior Have a minimum GPA of 3. 00 Be a U. S. citizen, U. S. national or permanent resident Identify as an ethnicity typically underrepresented on study abroad programs (e. g. American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander). • Submit a complete application no later than February 14 (his birthday)
Application Requirements Submitted Through Online Application: • Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member or administrator at your institution • Copy of most recent transcript • Personal Video (details on next slide) Covers • Full cost of travel to and from site • Participation in a four-week, 3 -credit study abroad program sponsored by CIEE. (details on slide to come) Post Abroad Requirement: • Fellows are expected to present and share their study abroad experience with their campus community upon their return to campus.
Application Requirements Personal Video 3 -4 minute video that answers at least two of the following questions: • How are you inspired by the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass? • Why are you interested in this study abroad opportunity? • How have you taken action to try to solve a social problem? • How do you hope to advance positive change in the future? Your video is critical component. Use this opportunity to tell us what makes you unique. For additional tips, check out this quick tutorial on You. Tube but please note that the instructions for the video and requested length have changed.
Scholarship Details Summer Course: The Fellows will take CIEE’s signature course: Intercultural Communication and Leadership in Dublin. The course explores contemporary Irish culture through the lenses of intercultural studies. Students will learn about modern cultural, societal, and political issues in Dublin, compare ethnic and racial identities in Ireland the U. S. , and explore the experiences of diverse populations in Dublin. Students will also learn about key intercultural theories, frameworks and leadership practices in order to deepen their cultural self-awareness, acquire new perspectives and effectively communicate and interact with people from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, students will reflect on the impact Frederick Douglass’s international experience had on his intellectual development and leadership role as a social activist.
Application Deadline Completed applications must be submitted by 11: 59 p. m. ET on February 14, 2021
More information and the Fellowship Application can be found at: Fredrick Douglass Global Fellowship Patrick Frazier Study Abroad Coordinator/DSO Bowie State University Virtual Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday 1: 30 pm - 4 pm