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Hegyvary Citizens of the World Fund

The Hegyvary Citizens of the World Fund encourages and assists students currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Washington School of Nursing to seek experiences of immersion in health care and society in a culture very different from their own, either internationally or in this country.

The Hegyvary Citizens of the World Fund supports travel expenses for experiences that extend significantly beyond course requirements. Students formulate a plan for learning with a faculty sponsor, establish a relationship with a sponsor at the site, arrange their own accommodations, cover additional expenses of their one- to three-month stays, and share their experiences upon return.

The fund was named Citizens of the World by Dean Emeritus Sue T. Hegyvary, who implemented it as an outgrowth of multiple interests and opportunities within the School, and who taught in Uzbekistan. A tile featured in the Peace Park of Seattle’s Sister City, Tashkent, reads, "citizens of the world." Financial support for the Hegyvary Citizens of the World Fund comes entirely from private gifts and is an important source of sustained funding that allows the School to support the international engagement and global health endeavors of its students.

To Apply

  1. Find an opportunity! Consider creating an independent experience. See Tips for the Process. Consider group opportunities such as through Exploration Seminars and other ideas
  2. Download and read the Hegyvary Citizens of the World Fund Introduction
  3. Download the Hegyvary Citizens of the World Fund application packet and submit:

All applications must be received no later than
5:00pm on Friday, March 21, 2014.

To submit your application packet, you may do so in one of two ways:

  1. Email:  Scan completed and signed documents and send as attachments to mimih@uw.edu with the subject link, "YOUR NAME HCOTW 2014"

  2. Mail:  To mail in a hard copy of the application, please address the envelope as follows:
    HCOTW 2014 Application
    c/o Mimi Heggelund
    University of Washington School of Nursing
    Academic Services
    Box 357260
    Seattle, WA 98195
    You may also hand-deliver the envelope to the Health Sciences Building, Room T-301.

After Receiving Support

If your application to receive support from the Hegyvary Citizens of the World Fund is successful, you will find these documents useful:

Upon Return