MAOP Global Change Scholars Program
The Global Change Scholars (GCS) program is a collaboration between the Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP) and the Global Change Center (GCC) at Virginia Tech. The Global Change Scholars program provides financial assistance to undergraduate students from the U.S. who demonstrate a commitment to academics, research, and community stewardship. Undergraduate Scholars supported by the GCS conduct research with Global Change Center faculty.
In exchange for financial support, Global Change Scholars must join other Undergraduate Scholars and MAOP participants in “family” meetings to share ideas and experiences with each other Global Change Scholars and attend personal and academic growth seminars designed to help students understand their role in the greater community, expand their appreciation for multiculturalism, and to achieve their academic goals. Students are also encouraged to consider advanced study options such as graduate school.