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TThe Thomas Determan Global Perspectives Leadership Award was established to recognize outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated behaviors focused on “thinking globally and acting locally.” Specifically, the Award seeks to educate applicants and others of the themes of global education. Global Perspectives Education is defined as “the interrelated nature of conditions, issues, trends, processes and events affecting the quality of life on the planet Earth.”
The themes addressed in the questions to be completed in this Award are:
  • Global Interdependence
  • Conflict Management
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Human Dignity and Rights
  • Global Leaders’ Outlook and Behaviors

Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors from high schools in the East Dubuque, Dubuque, Wahlert Catholic, Beckman Catholic, Galena, Southwest Wisconsin and Western Dubuque highschools and home-schooled within these districts. Any student planning to attend community college, trade or technical school, four-year college or university, or school focused on the creative arts is eligible. The top award for scholarship grants for the 2017-2018 academic year will be $1000. At least three scholarships will be awarded. The award is for one year only.

Scholarships are awarded based on factors that include school extracurricular participation, community involvement, and academic achievement, related to education with a global perspective. Scholarship applicants will also write an analysis of two (2) of the three (3) short response questions. Each question will be referenced to a print or electronic resource to ignite thinking. Each response will be a maximum of 350 words. The Committee of the Thomas Determan Global Perspectives Leadership Award has the sole right to select scholarship winners based upon subjective evaluation of the applications received.

Online applications must be completed no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018. All applicants will be notified by e-mail of their status within 30 days; three (3) finalists will be chosen. All finalists will be expected to participate in a dinner with three Trustees of the Advisory Committee of the Thomas Determan Global Perspectives Leadership Award on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Final award decisions will be made by Thursday, April 19, 2018.

All applications will be submitted online through the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Click here to create an account and fill out the application.

Your high school guidance office or the contact person listed below can help guide you through this process:

  • Alternative Learning Center, Dubuque contact name: Lisa Lueken
  • Beckman Catholic High School, Dyersville contact name: Marilyn Noel
  • Cascade High School contact name: Emily Phillips
  • East Dubuque High School contact name: Wendy Buesing
  • Dubuque Hempstead High School contact name: Brandie Seay
  • Dubuque Senior High School contact name: Nikki Berna
  • Galena High School contact name: Susan Hillinger
  • Southwestern High School, Hazel Green, WI contact name: Kathy Gorenson
  • Tri-state Christian Academy, Galena contact name: Tad Nuce, Principal
  • Wahlert Catholic High School, Dubuque, IA contact name: David Kelley
  • Western Dubuque High School, Epworth, IA contact name: Casey Bryant
The Thomas Determan Global Perspectives Leadership Award extends equal opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or as otherwise prohibited by law.




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