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AMP Global Youth: Global Scholar Program

Remote & In-person
$1500-$2999, >$3000
Application Deadline
One Week
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Global Scholar equips youth to be visionary leaders and bold changemakers around urgent global challenges. Global Scholar is the only program that gives youth the deep knowledge, game-changing skills, and powerful network to launch a lifetime of change making.

The program rests on three pillars: exploring our role as global citizens, deepening our understanding of global challenges, and expanding our skills to be leaders and change makers. 

Scholars will leave with:

  • A stronger sense of self and purpose, including tools for self-care and goal setting. Scholars also explore global careers, schools and opportunities.
  • Greater fluency in the causes and impacts global issues including: climate change, human rights, global security, inequality, immigration.
  • A stronger network. Scholars meet with experts working on the front lines of global change, and learn with and from other inspired youth leaders.
  • Powerful tools to envision, design, communicate and win change around issues they care about.
  • A renewed sense of hope and possibility for building a better world, and the skills and confidence to get started. They benefit from year-round coaching and small funding opportunities, too.

This summer, we’re offering the best of in-person and virtual programming, and a pay-what-you-can fee structure. All of our programs kick off with a three-day, virtual Power Up event, during which participants will meet and learn from youth leaders around the globe; explore the basics of our global systems; and start exploring what it means to be an engaged global citizen. Following the 3-day virtual kick-off event, Global Scholars have the option to continue their experience in Washington, D.C. or online.


  • American University, Washington, D.C.
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • Remote


  • Late June to early July: American University, Washington, DC
  • Mid July to Late July: Georgetown University, Washington, DC


The program's “pay what you can” model is intended to make this valuable experience as accessible as possible for families. The suggested fees are as follows:

Tier 1 fees: These reflect their real cost for running the program and is suggested for families who have a net income of over $150,000 annually.

Tier 2 fees: This is a discounted rate appropriate for families earning less than $149,999 net annually.

Tier 3 fees: For families who earn below $65,000 annually and are unable to pay the Tier 2 fee. Their Global Scholarships provide partial or full tuition support for qualified applicants. The vast majority of scholarships awarded are partial.

Fees and Deadlines: 

Apply by February 15

  • Tier 1: $2,840
  • Tier 2: $2,340
  • Tier 3: Please complete scholarship application

February 16 - April 5: Early Bird Rate

  • Tier 1: $3,540
  • Tier 2: $2,940
  • Tier 3: Please complete scholarship application

April 6 - May 31: Regular Rate

  • Tier 1: $4,240
  • Tier 2: $3,540
  • Tier 3: Please complete scholarship application

June: Last Minute Rate

  • Tier 1: $4,940
  • Tier 2: $4,140
  • Tier 3: It is highly unlikely we will have remaining scholarship funding in June.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be in high school or entering high school the following academic year. 
  • Students should be curious, bold, and visionary. 
  • Students do not need any particular prior experience or coursework; instead the program is looking for "curiosity and eagerness to explore urgent global challenges and become change makers."


  • Rolling

Application or Entry Requirements

  • A completed online application
  • An essay

Notifications of Decisions

  • Within two weeks of submitting application

Financial Aid Details

We strive to ensure the Global Scholar experience is as accessible as possible, which translates to our approach to staffing, recruitment, programming, technology, and scholarship support. We offer as many scholarships as possible, depending on funding. Most of our scholarships are partial, and they do not cover transportation to / from the program. In 2022, over 45% of the class received partial or full scholarships to attend Global Scholar.

The first step is to apply to and be accepted to the program, after which we’ll share information on how to apply for a scholarship. If you require a waiver of the $50 application fee please email us at globalscholar@ampglobalyouth.org prior to submitting your application.

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AMP Global Youth is a nonprofit, youth-driven organization that works to empower young people to create positive change in their communities and around the world. Founded in 2007 by a group of young people who were inspired by the power of youth-led activism and advocacy, AMP Global Youth provides opportunities for young people to address a wide range of global issues, including climate change, environmental justice, gender equality, and human rights. In addition, the organization strives to support young people in their local communities by offering programs and workshops designed to help develop skills in areas such as public speaking, community organizing, and advocacy. AMP Global Youth has received numerous awards and recognitions for their work, including the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service.

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