THE GCI FELLOWSHIP 2023
JOIN STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN SCOTLAND
LEARN HOW TO ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR COMMUNITY
✓current freshmen/9th, sophomores/10th or juniors/11th in secondary school at the time of application
Admissions preference may be given to applicants in 9th and 10th grades to more fully support their project development
✓committed to the full 10-month Fellowship, including attending the Summit in Scotland (July 24 - August 1, 2023) in its entirety
✓ advanced proficiency in English to fully participate in the program
If English is not the applicant’s first language or primary language of school, applicants must submit TOEFL iBT scores over 95 or equivalent
APPLY IF YOU ARE
✓committed to developing your ethical leadership and communication skills
✓ passionate about making a positive difference through service in your local community
✓ eager to engage in discussions about global issues by speaking up and listening deeply
✓ proud of your background and excited to build a lifelong, intercultural and global community
✓curious about creative ways of learning, such as Harkness® (Discussion-Based Learning) and Design Thinking Methodology
✓ ready to tackle challenging social issues by applying academic rigor and dedication
DATES: Monday, July 24 - Tuesday, August 1, 2023, followed by continued work on a service project tackling a global issue in your local community through to the end of April 2024
Arrival: July 24
Departure: August 1
LOCATION: Summit at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and half-day excursions around the East Coast of Scotland
COST: US$5,900 includes Fellowship tuition, Summit room and board, all Summit transportation and pick up and drop off at the Edinburgh airport (EDI) or train station.
**Round-trip travel to Scotland is not included.
**A limited amount of financial aid is available.
Online application (applicant and parent information)
One-minute introductory video
Second recommendation from a teacher, head of school, current or former employer/supervisor, extracurricular instructor or other
Mid-year school report for the current school year
End of year report for the previous school year
A government or school photo ID with applicant's name and date of birth
English language test scores, if first language or secondary school's language of instruction is not English
Financial aid form and supporting documents, if applicable
Application fee US$30
*Harkness® is a registered trademark of Phillips Exeter Academy.