Dickinson College Creates Full-Tuition Scholarship for Future Globally Engaged Leaders

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The Dickinson-CET Global Leaders Scholarship is awarded to high school students who studied abroad through a CET program.

“An understanding of the wider world is absolutely critical for our future leaders." - Margee M. Ensign, President, Dickinson College

Dickinson College President Margee M. Ensign today announced the creation of the Dickinson-CET Global Leaders Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to be awarded annually to a college-bound student who shows interest in global issues and has participated in CET high school programs for which Dickinson grants course credit. The scholarship reflects Dickinson’s leadership in global education and internationalization and commitment to providing a distinctive brand of useful education that informs a life of civic engagement.

“An understanding of the wider world is absolutely critical for our future leaders,” said Ensign. “We are encouraging students who have studied abroad with CET to continue their global education at Dickinson, where international education is intentionally woven into the curriculum and campus life, both in Carlisle and in our dynamic programs around the world.”

Recently, Dickinson became the school of record and credit-granting institution for CET’s expanding high school and pre-college study-abroad programs. For more than 35 years, CET (originally China Educational Tours) has been developing and delivering innovative educational programs around the world. Each year, nearly 2,000 college, high school, pre-college and gap-year students participate in CET’s semester, summer and customized study abroad programs.

Nominations for the Dickinson-CET Global Leaders Scholarship will be invited from CET staff, and candidates may also self-nominate. The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2020, using the Common Application at commonapp.org. Candidates must submit an essay and demonstrate academic excellence, a global mindset, engagement in the community, a drive to confront important international issues and a strong sense of integrity and character.

Dickinson has been a leader in global education and internationalization for decades. The college is the only institution to win the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization two times, in 2019 and 2003. Dickinson’s Center for Global Study & Engagement (CGSE)—the campus’ hub of internationalization— supports education abroad as well as international and exchange students and visiting scholars. Dickinson offers 31 semester-long and academic-year programs in 24 countries, as well a full range of short-term, faculty-led programs, including the distinctive global mosaic and globally integrated courses. Nearly 60 percent of Dickinson students study abroad, while nationally, only about 10 percent of college graduates have done so. The college sends abroad high numbers of students who have traditionally been underrepresented in international study—55 percent of students of color and 47 percent of science majors have studied abroad in the past five years.

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Dickinson is a nationally recognized liberal-arts college chartered in 1783 in Carlisle, Pa. The highly selective college is home to 2,400 students from across the nation and around the world. Defining characteristics of a Dickinson education include a focus on global education―at home and abroad―and study of the environment and sustainability, which is integrated into the curriculum and the campus and exemplifies the college’s commitment to providing an education for the common good. http://www.dickinson.edu

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