Each year students in Tennessee are invited to participate in the Global Scholars Certificate Program.
The program is designed for students in any high school to complete enough elements to qualify.
Students work throughout the school year to accumulate points toward becoming Tennessee Global Scholars. A minimum of 100 points are required to qualify for the certificate which is presented at the World Affairs Council Spring Event in April. It can also be provided to the host school for presentation.
Out of the 100 points, a 20 point core requirement of TN WAC programs applies.
Many of the activities that can be used to accumulate towards completion are World Affairs Council programs (i.e. Academic WorldQuest, Weekly Quiz, etc.), however, other activities can be used. For example, the worksheet includes activities under the Sister Cities of Nashville and simulations like the Model United Nations that quality for credit.
The Council will make every reasonable accommodation for students to request consideration of additional elements for points to meet the completion criteria due that in certain locations students may not be able to easily access the same scope of programs and opportunities as in other locations. (I.e. if a local school does not offer Academic WorldQuest, etc.)
The program runs through the end of March 29, 2019.
How to Qualify
1 – Register your participation with the World Affairs Council – Email to TennesseeWAC@gmail.com or mail the Certificate Program form. If email, include the information indicated in the form (PDF). LINK TO FORM
2 – Identify a path to 100 points. i.e. sign up for WAC emails to participate in weekly quizzes; join or organize a WorldQuest team in your school; you can register with other global programs like Model UN and Sister Cities of Nashville programs.
3 – Identify alternative programs to participate in to accumulate certificate points (i.e. essay contests, volunteer in globally oriented local organizations, etc.) Check with the World Affairs Council to determine if other programs and opportunities (not on the list) can be applied to the certificate total.
4 – Follow the World Affairs Council media (Web site posts, social media and via WAC newsletters) to track Council town halls and other programs.
5 – Invite friends and fellow students to participate alongside you. It’s always better together.
6 – Track your progress on the Global Scholars Certificate Worksheet. Obtain verification signatures as necessary. LINK TO WORKSHEET
7 – Submit your worksheet to the World Affairs Council as soon as completed but no later than March 29, 2019.
Mail to: Tennessee World Affairs Council, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212. Keep a copy of your worksheet for your records.
100 Points Minimum to Qualify
Academic WorldQuest Team Member – 50 points
“What in the World?” Weekly Quiz – 3 points/week
Cover to Cover Author Teleconference – 3 points/each
World Affairs Councils of America National Conference – 50 points
TN World Affairs Council Programs / Town Hall / Global Dialogue – 15 points/each
WAC Global Affairs Contests (Participation) – 25 points/each
• TNWAC Essay Contest (Posting in progress)
• TNWAC Photo Contest (Posting in progress)
• TNWAC Video Contest (Posting in progress)
WAC Global Affairs Contests (First, Second, Third Place – Additional 25 points)
Again, out of the 100 points, a 20 point core requirement of TN WAC programs applies. (Participating in AWQ fulfills this requirement).
International Affairs Programs – Other Organizations
Leadership Simulations – 40 points/each
• Model UN
• Model Diplomacy
• Model Arab League
• Other similar programs
- Host International Exchange Student | 50 points
- Travel as a Student Ambassador | 50 points
- Volunteer at SCN events exhibits: Celebrate Nashville; Music City Irish Fest; Cherry Blossom Walk and Festival | 10 points each
- Enter Sister Cities International Young Authors and Artists Showcase | 10 points
- Serve on SCN’s Youth Advisory Board | 5 points
- Give presentation to school class about your hosting/travel experience with Sister Cities of Nashville | 5 points [Teacher Verification]
- Sister Cities’ Student Ambassador Summer Showcase Participant | 5 points
- Sister Cities International Youth Leadership Summit Attendee | 25 points
- National Association of Secondary School Principals – List of Contests and Activities for Students
- United Nations Competitions
- National High School Essay Contest – American Foreign Service Association
Click on the links below to see the previous winners and this year’s upcoming program. We look forward to adding your name to this year’s list in April 2019!
SUPPORT OF TNWAC’S EDUCATION OUTREACH
THANKS TO BELMONT UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
THANKS TO THE AWC FAMILY FOUNDATION
THANKS TO THE NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL
THANKS TO THE TNWAC WEEKLY QUIZ PARTNERS