Fort Valley State University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, recently announced the launch of a new scholarship program, the Global Innovators Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to prepare high achieving students for roles as innovators, change agents, and leaders in a global society, including science, business, technology, the arts, and intellectual thought.
Students selected for the program will receive a $40,000 scholarship, awarded as $10,000 each year for four years, to be used toward tuition, room, board, books, and fees for full-time enrollment at the university. In addition, each Global Innovators Scholarship recipient will be provided with a stipend of up to $2,000 for a study abroad opportunity. Each scholar will be matched with a faculty mentor to help guide them through enhanced academic and co-curricular opportunities.
In order to be eligible for the program, a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in high school, a score of 1100 on the SAT or 22 on the ACT college admissions tests. Scholars will also be required to have shown leadership ability and to have participated in a wide range of extracurricular activities. Applicants for the scholarship must come to campus for an interview.
Paul Jones, president of Fort Valley State University stated that “we are intensely serious about producing students who will go forward into the world as change agents, creators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and inventors who will lead the transformation of society as we know it. FVSU is a place where innovation is celebrated and genius is discovered every day, and our Global Innovators will set the pace as peer leaders for the other talented students who will study with them.”
More information about the program is available here.