COMPASSION. ALTRUISM. IMPACT.
The Global Service Scholars is a flagship program offering UC undergraduate students an experiential education to gain in-depth knowledge about compassion and service.
From 2017-2021, Global Service Scholars functioned as a program that prepared students for real work in philanthropy and community service through academic coursework focusing on sustainability, poverty alleviation, and justice. Scholars, including many minority and first generation college students, gained an educational foundation through specialized coursework and applied those lessons during immersive service-learning experiences.
As we forecast for the future, the 2021-2022 Global Service Scholars will be taking the year to revise and update the curriculum and improve the scalability and flexibility of the program. While we will not be proceeding with a student cohort in 2021-2022, we remain committed to the core values of this program and to promoting educational and community engagement opportunities.
Past Partners & Sites
To Our Amazing Funders & Partners:
We are truly inspired by the work that you do and are proud of the community we have built together. Thanks to your guidance and support, our students have emerged from this program as leaders dedicated to change the world.
We will update you regarding program plans and look forward to your future endeavors.
The 2017 Cohort visited partner sites in Ghana, Peru, and Thailand.
Karla Sanchez Camacho
The 2018 Cohort visited partner sites in Cambodia, Nepal, and Paraguay.
The 2019 Cohort visited partner sites in Nepal, Paraguay, and South Africa.
Ava Shakib- Cocks
Filmmakers, Mentors and Graduate Fellows
Corey Nguyen – DigiFilm Student Filmmaker
Nancy Nguyen – DigiFilm Student Filmmaker
Ryan Wang – DigiFilm Student Filmmaker
Ace Anaya – GSS Mentor
Edith Medina Huarita – Graduate Fellow
Mutsumi Ogaki – Graduate Fellow
Maureen Purcell – Graduate Fellow
The 2021 Cohort completed virtual internships with partner sites in Paraguay and South Africa, as well as with Compassion U, a program designed for students to create materials fostering empathy and compassion in Irvine, CA.
Jan Paolo De La Cruz
Jerelyn Garcia Juarez
Nicole Guerrero Andia
Zichen “Cardiff” Jiang
Gisselle Rodriguez Ramirez
“This experience has left me with far more than I had to offer in turn. As a person it has impressed on me the desire to be a sincere individual, to be extremely hardworking and diligent, and to exhibit qualities that are constantly patient and kind. I have been left with role models that I am privileged to have known, and who I can only aspire to frame my life goals after.”
Kayli Savage, 2018 Cambodia Scholar
“With the traveling experience I was able to receive from the Global Service Scholars Program, I have realized that I want to devote my time to helping others not only in my community, but around different regions. I want to see what is out in the world and travel to help improve the world.”
Edith Avila, 2019 Paraguay Scholar
The Future of Global Service Scholars
As we focus on restructuring Global Service Scholars, we will not be proceeding with a 2021-2022 student cohort. This pause allows our team to improve the program’s flexibility and scalability, and build even more impactful program offerings in the future.
We will be keeping our social media accounts and our newsletters active over the course of this year with updates regarding the 2022-2023 Global Service Scholars program.