Global Citizen Scholarship

We created the Global Citizen Scholarship in recognition of the outstanding contributions international students make to IU.

The award is a one-time scholarship of $7,500, and we present it to three students each year during International Education Week. Each year, we are fortunate to receive many wonderful submissions from incredibly talented students.

2023 Theme: What does the Indiana University community mean to you?

  • How do you wear your Hoosier stripes and show your Hoosier pride?
  • What aspects of the IU community will you take with you when you graduate?
  • How has your understanding of community expanded since you arrived at IU?

The deadline to submit your entry for the Global Citizen Scholarship is October 23, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. Video submissions should focus on at least one of the prompts listed above and should be no longer than 3 minutes in length. 

Submit your video entry

2022 winners

2022's theme was "Finding Home at IU." Congratulations to the three winning students!

Ritwik Bisht

Anne Sophie Sabbatucci

Nuzrath Jahan Sarakki Akbar Hussain

By entering the contest, the entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted video is an original work created by the entrant, that the video does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the video. The video must not, at the discretion of the Office of International Services (OIS), contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

Videos that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud. When videoing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s art; the entrant must submit the title and artist of the piece of art included in a video.

If the video contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or that are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the video, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the video, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the video in the manner set forth in these rules without additional compensation.

If any person appearing in any video is under the age of 18 and is not the child of the person submitting the entry, the entrant submitting the video is responsible for obtaining proper permission and contact information from the parent or guardian of the child.

By entering the contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive license to OIS, to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit), in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: display at a potential exhibition of winners, and publication online on the OIS website highlighting entries or winners of the scholarship. Entrants consent to OIS doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on OIS’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. OIS will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to OIS the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the contest, and pictures or likenesses of contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. OIS will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

By entering this contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless OIS and its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this contest or any contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder. OIS assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. OIS is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading, or downloading of any materials related to in this contest.