Tennessee Global Scholars Certificate Program 2018-2019

You’re Already a Scholar So Earn the Certificate to Show It!

The Program

Each year high school students in the Tennessee World Affairs Council area are invited to participate in the Global Studies Certificate Program.

The program is designed for students to accumulate points toward becoming Tennessee Global Scholars. A minimum of 100 points are required to qualify for the certificate which is presented at a World Affairs Council program toward the end of the school year or provided to the host school for presentation. Students need not appear at a WAC program to qualify to have a certificate issued.

The program is designed for students in any setting to complete enough elements to qualify.

Many of the activities that can be used to accumulate towards completion are Tennessee 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.

TWENTY POINTS out of the required 100 points must be completed in TNWAC activities.


Tennessee Global Scholars Certificate Worksheet [Link]

The Council allows enough flexibility for students to request consideration of additional elements for points to meet the completion criteria.

Global affairs programs may be more difficult to find in some areas so the Council will make every reasonable accommodation for students to substitute worthwhile global affairs awareness activities for programs that are not easily accessible. (i.e. if a local school does not offer Academic WorldQuest, etc.)

The program worksheets must be sent to the Tennessee World Affairs Council by April 1, 2019.

Mail to: Tennessee World Affairs Council, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212

Credits earned after that date count toward the following academic year’s total.

Tennessee Global Scholars earn a certificate, a medallion and the opportunity to claim credit for this accomplishment on college applications and other references.

The Tennessee World Affairs Council will invite recipients to attend an award ceremony in April 2019 and/or awards can be presented at an appropriate local school ceremony.



THE MISSION of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.

THE VISION of  the Tennessee World Affairs Council is a well-informed community that thinks critically about the world and the impact of global events.   

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