Naples Council
World Affairs
Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage our community in international affairs and critical global issues

Scholarship Applications must be received by January 18 2019

Click here to learn about the 2019 Application Process

Governor's Institute on Current Issues 
             and Youth Activism

- Explore pressing global issues and develop leadership skills for creating change -


This inspiring two-week program – held on the School for International Training’s (SIT) Graduate Institute campus in southeastern Vermont – brings together 80 to 90 diverse young global citizens from around the US and abroad.  It is designed to cultivate in its participants critical leadership and activism skills necessary to get involved and make a difference in the participants’ home communities.  Students engage in daily issues and skills workshops, simulations and project activities.  They meet with dynamic guest speakers including politicians, activists, and local leaders.

Program highlights include participation in a UN Security Council simulation and Model Congress and the opportunity to practice activism skills by marching in Brattleboro, Vermont’s July 4th parade to raise awareness about special topical issues.  On the final day, participants present exhibits or social issue art performances of their own creation.  The program includes activities such as field trips, sports, campfires, canoeing, a New England barn dance, drumming, and hikes. 

Participants are challenged to find solutions to the problems that directly impact young people and leave with new knowledge, skills, and inspiration for getting involved in current events and world affairs.

NCWA Scholarship Application Process

Program Eligibility: The Naples Council on World Affairs (NCWA) is looking for Juniors from Collier County who demonstrate an interest in global issues, politics and activism and are interested in meeting and interacting with diverse peers from around the US and several countries abroad

Duration and Dates: 14 days – Usually last week in June and first week in July.

Accommodations: Residence halls on SIT’s campus in Brattleboro, Vermont

Fees: All program fees, room and board are covered by the scholarship awarded by NCWA.  Student winners are responsible for their roundtrip airfare to Bradley Airport in Connecticut where they will be picked up and taken to the Governor’s Institute.

Application Process: Apply by filling out the scholarship application form below and returning it to NCWA by the deadline indicated on the form. You will be interviewed in your school by members of the NCWA and then notified of your acceptance for a scholarship. Do not submit applications to the Governor's Institute directly until you were selected by NCWA for a scholarship.

Fill out application form >>> Submit to NCWA by deadline >>> Selection of scholarship recipients by NCWA Outreach Committee >>> NCWA scholarship winners apply at Governor's Institute >>> Accepted students immerse in the summer program at Governor's Institute >>> Returning students submit an essay to NCWA describing their experience (requirement)<<<

>>>Click here for the 2019 Governor's Institute Scholarship Application Form<<<

We congratulate the 2018 winners!

Morgan Jones (Marco Island Academy)

Lauren DeHooghe (Marco Island Academy)

Lisandra Mesa (Golden Gate)

We thank all the members of the Selection Committee, which was generously chaired by Linda Crescenzi.

GIV 2017 Scholarship Winners and essays describing their experience at the Institute:



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