The Hegyvary Citizens of the World Scholarship 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 Scholarship 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 scholarship 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 Scholarship 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.
Information about 2015 Hegyvary Citizens of the World Scholarship applications and responsibilites of award recipients will be available in Winter Quarter 2015. Please check back later for more information.