GV Seattle Leadership Program Application 2018-2019

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 Instructions

The application takes about an hour to complete, and will require both students and their parent(s) or guardian(s) to be completed.  

The application cannot be saved, so please complete the entire application in one sitting, and make sure that you hit the submit button at the end and save/print your confirmation number.

*If you do not have access to a computer, you are welcome to fill out the application at our office, your school library or a public library, or ask a teacher that does interviews for a paper application.

Deferred Applicants: Please complete the entire application, writing N/A in the essay portion. Additionally, you do not need to complete the Student Interview.

Application Steps (Please follow all three steps for your application to be complete!)

1.    Complete the application by the application deadline. 

2.    Complete the student applicant interview by the application deadline.

3.    Submit your deposit by the application deadline: $50 deposit for those requesting financial aid, or a $250 deposit for those not requesting financial aid. These deposits will go toward your program fees if accepted to the program and will be returned to you if you are not accepted to the program.

    • If requesting financial aid, please submit your most current IRS tax forms (1040 or other) 

The Application deadline is December 10, 2018

Prepare for the application by having the following information available beforehand:

1.    All current contact information for applicant and guardians.

2.    Family financial information.

3.    Answers to the following questions:

1.    Why do you want to participate in Global Visionaries?

2.    Define leadership in your own words.

3.    What does global citizenship mean to you?

4.    If you could change one thing in the world or in your life, what would it be? Why? How would you change it?

5.    What matters most to you?  How do you spend your time?

 

Please e-mail or mail application materials (e.g. Tax Forms, Deposits, etc.) to the corresponding addresses:

Email: 

You may send scanned copies of application materials via email to Info@global-visionaries.org. Please include the word “Application” and the applicant's name in the email subject line.

Mail:

"Global Visionaries  ETHS Program Application (Applicant’s Name Here)"
2524 16th Ave. S. Rm. 206
Seattle, WA 98144

Questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact our Programs Staff at (206) 322-9448 or programs@global-visionaries.org with any questions.

Thank you!

Complete your Student Interview!

Please schedule an interview with one of the teachers listed below at your school as soon as possible. Waiting until the last minute will put your chance of getting an interview at risk. The teacher will return an interview form to us.


Submit your Deposit!

A deposit is required for all applications to the GV Leadership program. A $50 deposit is required for all participants requesting financial aid. A $250 deposit is required for those not requesting financial aid. Due by the Application deadline (12/10/18)

Methods of Payment

1. Debit/Credit Card or eCheck: A payment link will be made available once you have submitted this application. You can also pay through our website

2. Mail: Please send a check or money order with the applicant's full name on the memo line to:

Global Visionaries

2524 16th Ave S, Room 206

Seattle, WA 98144


If a student is accepted into the program, the deposit will be applied to the program fees. If a student is not accepted to the program, we will return deposits within 30 business days.

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Participants who do not have a U.S. passport can still travel to Guatemala as long as they have both a valid green card and a valid passport from the country in which they were born.

Guatemala requires visas for travelers from some non-U.S. countries.  For more information on visa requirements, visit the Guatemala Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, here. *If the country you hold a passport from is listed in either Category "B" or "C," you will need to apply for a visa.

GV is committed to working with any student who needs a visa and will support them through the application process; please don't let this additional requirement discourage you from applying. We will reach out with more details if you are accepted to the program. 

If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply for the program we would be happy to talk with you. Please give us a call at (206) 322-9448, or send us an e-mail at Info@global-visionaries.org 





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Parent/Guardian Contact Information

For any of the following questions please fill in "N/A" if the information is not applicable






2nd Parent/Guardian Contact Information

For any of the following questions please fill in "N/A" if the information is not applicable.








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Program Commitment Form


In order to apply to the program, you must sign this form as proof that you understand all Program components.


This signed document will be a permanent record of your involvement with Global Visionaries (GV), which in turn, will give you the merit and recognition you deserve for high school graduation, college applications, and for employment purposes. You are only permitted to refer to your experience in the GV program if you complete the program.


Mandatory Intensive Program Expectations:


Global, Environmental and Social Justice Education

  • Intensive Program Orientation
  • Pre-Departure Meeting
  • 2-Day Intensive Workshop
  • Intensive Post-Program Debrief

Service

  • Guatemalan Work Teams (32 hours minimum)

Leadership

  • Proactive Attitude - desire and enthusiastic willingness to work hard to achieve all GV goals
  • Commitment to actively participate in reducing your Ecological Footprint, promoting Social Justice, and raising your awareness of Expendable Income

Guatemalan Cultural Immersion Experience 

  • Home stay
  • Language School (3 hrs. x 5 days)
  • Cultural Excursions

Agreement

I understand the rules, goals, and expectations of Global Visionaries (GV). I agree to attend all program events listed above.  I will participate to the best of my ability.  I understand that GV reserves the right to refuse any applicant or participant at its sole discretion at any point in the program.  I understand that I will no longer be able to participate and I will lose my deposit and any fees paid up to that point if I show a pattern of lack of leadership development (ie: absence from program activities, fundraisers, classes, and/or service projects). I understand the importance and philosophy behind fundraising at GV. I agree to fundraise at least 30% of my program fees.


Either GV staff or you may request a meeting to review this form once students turn it in.


Both GV and the student participant and his/her parents/guardians intend that electronic signatures or initials where indicated are fully binding as if signed on an original document.





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Program Fees Information

One of GV's goals is to make our program available to all who are interested, regardless of financial resources. As an organization we have committed a considerable sum to ensure that 50% of our participants receive some sort of financial aid. GV is committed to being both a geographically and socially diverse program, and our commitment to providing financial aid helps us achieve this goal.

The GV program is based on the premise that all participants, regardless of their financial background, are expected to fundraise a large part of their program fee.  We provide a structure and fundraising training to ensure that all participants fundraise at least 30% of their program fees.  Past participants have raised 50-90% of the programs costs, and students are always welcome to fundraise as much as they want.

Estimated Program Costs and Financial Aid:

Intensive Program Cost*:

Program Fees: $3,290
Estimated Airfare: $800
TOTAL: $4,190

*Subject to change

Scholarships range from $300 up to $4,100 depending on family income, number of dependents and other factors.  Below is a table which provides an estimate of possible financial aid awards and program costs based on our past financial aid awards.


GV has a limited amount of financial aid available and while we will do everything we can to meet the needs of our applicants, we cannot guarantee a specific amount of financial aid. 


GV is committed to working with every family to make this program affordable, regardless of their financial background or difficulties, so contact our program staff to discuss your situation even if you feel that you do not qualify for financial aid.


Family Income

Estimated Scholarship Package

Estimated Program Cost + Airfare

​$       0       - $ 15,000

 $    3,800

 $    3,650

 $        390

 $        540

$  15,001  - $ 20,000

 $    3,650

 $    3,500

 $        540

 $        690

​$  20,001  - $ 30,000

 $    3,500

 $    3,250

 $        690

 $        940

​$  30,001  - $ 40,000

 $    3,250

 $    3,000

 $        940

 $    1,190

​$  40,001  - $ 50,000

 $    3,000

 $    2,725

 $    1,190

 $    1,465

​$  50,001  - $  60,000

 $    2,725

 $    2,450

 $    1,465

 $    1,740

$  60,001  - $  70,000

 $    2,450

 $    2,150

 $    1,740

 $    2,040

​$  70,001  - $  80,000

 $    2,150

 $    1,850

 $    2,040

 $    2,340

$  80,001  - $  90,000

 $    1,850

 $    1,500

 $    2,340

 $    2,690

​$  90,001  - $ 100,000

 $    1,500

 $    1,150

 $    2,690

 $    3,040

​$ 100,001 - $ 110,000

 $    1,150

 $        775

 $    3,040

 $    3,415

​$ 110,001 - $ 150,000

 $        775

 $        400

 $    3,415

 $    3,790

​$ 150,001 - $ 200,000

 $        400

 $           -  

 $    3,790

 $    4,190


Financial Aid

Please fill in the following section if you are interested in being considered for Financial Aid.

  

Remember that in addition to completing the questions below, you must submit a copy of your tax forms from the previous year. Please black out any and all social security numbers. We will destroy the forms at the end of the application process.

 

Tax Documents can be Uploaded below (Recommended).


You can also Mail or Email them to:

Mail:

"Global Visionaries Program Application (Your Name Here)"
2524 16th Ave. S. Rm. 305
Seattle, WA 98144

Please call our office if you have any questions at (206) 322-9448.

Email:

info@global-visionaries.org







Additional Information



Applicant Essay

Please answer each question. Your responses will be judged based on content, not grammar.  Please do your personal best





Important Dates

All acceptance decisions will be made by December 18, 2018.  You will be notified concerning the status of your application, including any financial aid awarded.

Please click the submit button below and wait for your confirmation code, or your application will not be saved!