EARCOS Global Citizenship Award & Community Service Grant

This award is presented to a student who embraces the qualities of a global citizen. This student is a proud representative of his/her nation while respectful of the diversity of other nations, has an open mind, is well informed, aware and empathetic, concerned and caring for others encouraging a sense of community and strongly committed to engagement and action to make the world a better place. Finally, this student is able to interact and communicate effectively with people from all walks of life while having a sense of collective responsibility for all who inhabit the globe.

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» List of Global Citizenship Winners 2010


The student:
• will be completing his/her penultimate year (the year before graduation, generally 11th grade).
• understands the interdependence and interconnectedness of both human and ecological issues.
• demonstrates strong collaborative, problem solving, listening, and consensus building skills.
• strives to be well informed on global issues.
• consistently demonstrates a sense of intrinsic voluntarism.
• exhibits extraordinary leadership skills.
• is committed to being an active participant in the coming year's leadership responsibilities.
• is in "good academic standing".
• is conversant in at least two languages.

Student Selection:

Notice of student selections from EARCOS member schools will be posted on the EARCOS web page. Selected students will receive a plaque in recognition of their achievement. Also, they become eligible to apply for one of six USD500 EARCOS Community Services Grants.

• The above criteria are available to every member school.
• The High School Principal should ask faculty for recommendations of those students meeting stated expectations.
• The school may wish to designate a faculty-screening group, with the option of including a student, to review recommended candidates.
• This screening group should be appointed at the member school.
• This group selects one Global Citizenship Award recipient from among those recommended candidates.
• The student’s name and other required information should be submitted on this form not later than April 14, 2017.
• EARCOS will disribute the commemorative materials, which are intended to arrive by the middle of May 2017.
• The faculty-screening group should write a formal congratulatory letter and deliver it, at the school’s discretion (immediately or at a school awards assembly), at the end of the year along with the engraved plaque supplied by EARCOS.
• There may not be a qualified recipient each year at each school site.

Community Service Grant:

The Community Service Grant recognizes a student, who has an additional year at your school. EARCOS wishes to support leadership activities for the designated student and his/her school. EARCOS is pleased to offer this grant, which is intended to directly assist the student's continuing involvement in student government, leadership, community service and ecological activities in their last year of high school. Students receiving the Global Citizenship Award are eligible to apply for one of six $500 grants. Interested students are asked to work with the high school principal, or designated faculty member at their school to complete the application, which is found below.

Application Form:

Deadline – Global Citizenship Award – April 14, 2017

The high school principal, or designated faculty member should submit the student’s name and other supporting information on the EARCOS Global Citizenship Award Recipient – School’s Notice Form. The deadline is April 14, 2017.

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>> Download MSWord version. (if your school is unable to access the Google form, use this one and submit to jpetrone@earcos.org)

Any questions about the procedure to designate an EARCOS Global Citizenship Award should be directed to Joe Petrone at this email address jpetrone@earcos.org on or before this date April, 14 2017.

Deadline – Community Service Grant – June 01, 2017

Questions about the Community Service Grant Application should be submitted via the required form to jpetrone@earcos.org,no later that June 01, 2017, which is the deadline for receiving completed applications.

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>> Download MSWord version. (if your school is unable to access the Google form, use this one and submit to jpetrone@earcos.org)

Commemorative Materials:

EARCOS will provide an engraved plaque with the student's name, a travel wallet and a certificate to each school by May 15, 2017, which should arrive in time for the End-of-Year Awards Assemblies.