Global Connect @ UCI is an original educational partnership developed by UC Irvine's School of Social Sciences to enrich California's secondary school curriculum in international studies. This is accomplished by translating current university-level concepts and knowledge into a curriculum that is age appropriate for high school students. The global studies knowledge-gap in our public schools is a critical problem that needs a flexible and immediate response. Students need lessons they can relate to as global citizens that will affect how they see themselves in the world. They must be capable of thinking in terms of worldwide issues to succeed in their respective lives and careers so that they may contribute to the general welfare of society. This cannot be achieved through textbook curriculum that is outdated by the time it is received by students. Teachers cannot abandon their classroom responsibilities to acquire current knowledge of the quickly changing international environment. Global conflicts and issues need to be brought to the students as current events–not as history.

Award Amount: varies by year

Requirements

  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Global Connect are eligible for this scholarship based on leadership skills and GPA.

Past Recipients

2015

  • Aliza Asad
  • Benson Lao
  • Cecilia Dang
  • Hye-Mi Lee
  • Jenelle Sagrero
  • Mark Barcelona
  • Melissa Rodriguez
  • Negar Fatahi
  • Negin Fatahi
  • Raman Kaur
  • Sunny Thai
  • Taryn Reid

2014

  • Ana Zavala
  • Benson Lao
  • Celina Gore
  • Grant Speckert
  • Hye-Mi Lee
  • Jazmin Martinez
  • Jenelle Sagrero
  • Karla Castillo
  • Lisa Chu
  • Mark Barcelona
  • Nora Alajou
  • Ning Hsu
  • Stephanie Fan

2013

  • Min Chang (International Studies)
  • Lisa Chu (Sociology)
  • Allyson Fierro (International Studies)
  • Diana Garcia (Chicano/Latino Studies)
  • Benson Lao (Business Economics)
  • David Liu (Public Health and Anthropology)
  • Christy Ann Markos (Political Science)
  • Jazmin Martinez (Anthropology)
  • William Oh (Public Health Sciences)
  • Eliana Oropeza (Public Health Science)
  • Marina Ramirez (Social Ecology)
  • Jenelle Sagrero (Psy and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Nadine Sidhom (International Studies)
  • Grant Speckert (International Studies)
  • Bonnie To (Business Economics)

2012

  • Dalar Abolian (Political Science)
  • Saba Basria (International Studies)
  • Margaret Chang Liao (International Studies)
  • Haydee Cortes (Chicano/Latino Studies)
  • Andrew Duncan (Sociology - Graduate Student)
  • Yolanda Espiritu (Japanese)
  • Michelle Hadley (Sociology)
  • Briana Iwai (Political Science)
  • Henry Kan (Political Science)
  • Aaron McCullough (Sociology)
  • Grant Speckert (International Studies)
  • Kristen Shiraki (International Studies)
  • Kristen Shorette (Sociology – Graduate Student)
  • Spencer Wittmeyer (International Studies)

2011

  • Margaret Chang Liao (International Studies)
  • Mengfei Chen (International Studies)
  • Andrew Duncan (Sociology - Graduate Student)
  • Michelle Hadley (Sociology)
  • Joseph Marquez (Psychology /International Studies)
  • Tammy Lin (Business Economics)
  • Aaron McCullough (Sociology)
  • Nikki Patel (International Studies)
  • Tiffani Razo (International Studies & Business Econ)
  • Diego San Martin (International Studies)
  • Kristen Shorette (Sociology – Graduate Student)
  • Divya Susarla (Business Economics)
  • Digo Takahashi (Political Science)
  • Benjamin Zachariah (Public Health)

2010

  • Dalar Abolian (Political Science)
  • Ryan Acton (Sociology – Graduate Student)
  • Mengfei Chen (International Studies)
  • Michelle Hadley (Sociology)
  • Joseph Marquez (Psychology)
  • Hastie Moini (Sociology & Political Science)
  • Tiffani Razo (International Studies & Business Econ)
  • Diego San Martin (International Studies)
  • Kristen Shorette (Sociology - Graduate Student)
  • Digo Takahashi (Political Science)
  • Erin Viray (International Studies)
  • Albert Wolf (Political Science – Graduate Student)

2009

  • Dalar Abolian (Political Science)
  • Mengfei Chen (International Studies)
  • Nathan Jones (Political Science – Graduate Student)
  • Tammy Lin (International Studies and Business Econ)
  • Joseph Marquez (Psychology)
  • Nicole Methvin (Cognitive Sciences)
  • Hastie Moini (Sociology)
  • Tiffani Razo (International Studies and Business Econ)
  • Diego San Martin (International Studies)
  • Digo Takahashi (Political Science)
  • Erin Viray (International Studies)
  • Scott Zimmerman (International Studies)

2008

  • Ryan Acton (Sociology – Graduate Student)
  • Kathleen Appendrodt (Political Science – Graduate Student)
  • Elizabeth Hoyt (International Studies)
  • Shea Horgan (Political Sciences)
  • Anita Issahgolyan
  • Nathan Jones (Political Science – Graduate Student)
  • Diego San Martin (International Studies)
  • Jacqueline Quezada
  • Erin Viray (International Studies)
  • Jennifer Yanni
  • Jacqueline Zamarripa
  • Scott Zimmerman (International Studies)
 

 

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