Scholarships for WorldTeach Volunteers


The following is a list of scholarship and fellowship opportunities that may apply to our volunteers and applicants, many of which are not administered directly by WorldTeach and require a separate application.

WorldTeach Scholarships

Kristin Linnea Skvarla Foundation Grant - Namibia
WorldTeach volunteers accepted to the Namibia Year Program will receive $500 from the Kristin Linnea Skvarla Foundation. This is factored into the $2490 volunteer commitment. Other more limited scholarships are also available for Namibia Semester and Summer programs. 

Scholarships for Extending WorldTeach Volunteers
WorldTeach has a limited number of scholarships established through the generosity of former volunteers, their families, and friends. These funds are available to assist current year-long volunteers who wish to extend their WorldTeach service for an additional year. Scholarship awards range rom $100 to $600 and are ordinarily granted to help cover health insurance costs for a second year abroad. Volunteers wishing to extend their service should email their Program Manager to request information regarding financial assistance toward the costs of their second year abroad.

WorldTeach Teacher Fellowships

Each year WorldTeach receives applications for our Teacher Fellowship positions within our Namibia Year program. Certified teachers are encouraged to apply. A $1500 scholarship is awarded to one Teacher Fellow for the Namibia program and one for the Tanzania program. To learn more about the application process for the Namibia Teacher Fellowship please click here.   

Institutional scholarship and fellowship opportunities

The Posse Foundation
With their Posse Summer Leadership Award, the Posse Foundation has been helping to fund Posse Scholars participate in WorldTeach summer programs since 2005. The Posse Foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. The Foundation extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. The Foundation’s partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full‑tuition leadership scholarships.

How to apply: Posse scholars looking to apply for partial/full funding for their WorldTeach Summer program through the Posse Summer Leadership Award must apply through Posse by March 2, 2016, as well as complete the WorldTeach application by February 12, 2016.

The Morehead-Cain Foundation at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Since 2002, the Morehead-Cain Foundation has supported UNC-Chapel Hill students in WorldTeach Summer programs through their Summer Enrichment Program. Morehead-Cain scholars can participate in a WorldTeach Summer program as a part of their Summer Enrichment Program: Inquiry and Exploration (3rd summer). The Morehead-Cain Foundation provides 4 year merit scholarships for students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

How to apply: Morehead-Cain scholars interested in receiving full funding for their WorldTeach Summer program must apply through their Morehead-Cain advisor along with completing the WorldTeach application.

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)

DRCLAS provides fully funded fellowships to four Harvard College students to participate in the Costa Rica Summer or Ecuador Summer programs. We are accepting applications to be considered for the DRCLAS 2016 fellowships.  Fellowship decisions will be announced mid-March 2016.

How to apply: Harvard students interested in applying for full funding of a WorldTeach Costa Rica or Ecuador summer program only need to complete the WorldTeach application by February 10, 2016.

Harvard College Office of Career Services (Summer Funding through Non-Harvard International Programs)
Harvard College Office of Career Services (OCS) has established funding to provide Harvard College students the opportunity to gain a broader understanding of the world beyond the U.S. and to learn about other countries by spending time immersed in another culture. Please visit the OCS website for more information on the application process.

How to apply: Harvard students interested in applying for funding for their WorldTeach program must apply through OCS along with completing the WorldTeach application; both application deadlines are February 10, 2016.

Harvard Center for African Studies (CAS) Undergraduate Summer Grant
The Center for African Studies
offers funding to Harvard undergraduate students traveling to Africa for thesis research, internships, volunteer work or study abroad. Grant awards are limited and are intended to cover round-trip travel and a modest stipend.

How to apply: Harvard students interested in applying for full funding for their WorldTeach Morocco, Namibia, or South Africa summer program must apply through CAS by January 29th, 2016 at 5pm, along with completing the WorldTeach application by February 12, 2016.

Steve Reifenberg Fellowship through DRCLAS at Harvard University - Post Graduate Service

The Reifenberg Traveling Fellowship will provide a stipend of $6000 for a Harvard College graduate to spend 4-6 months following graduation dedicated to volunteer or community service in Latin America. The experience should be focused on social or environmental development. This fellowship is applicable only to the Ecuador Semester program.

How to apply: Applications are submitted to DRCLAS by February 10th, 2016 in addition to the WorldTeach application.

Notre Dame - Kellogg Summer Internship
Kellogg scholars at Notre Dame University can participate in a WorldTeach summer program as a part of the Kellogg Summer Internship Program. The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies promotes research excellence on critical global challenges, with a particular focus on democracy and human development. Building on a core interest in Latin America, the Kellogg Institute fosters research on the developing world and beyond. 

How to apply: Kellogg scholars interested in applying for full funding for their WorldTeach summer program must apply through Holly Rivers, Assistant Director of Kellogg Institute for International Studies. 

Third Party Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

GO Overseas Volunteer Abroad Scholarships
GO Overseas provides $1000 scholarships awarded every academic year to volunteers wishing to serve abroad. Learn more and apply here.

The Samuel Huntington Service Award

This is a $10,000 award given to a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The activity can be undertaken by the student alone or working through established charitable, religious, education, governmental, or other public service organizations.   Telephone: 1 (857) 259-6646    Fax: 1 (857) 259-6638
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